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New Gorilla Glass should turn 2018 iPhone display into a tank

19 July, 2018, 06:27 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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"As consumers become more dependent on their smartphones, the opportunity for potentially damaging drops is also on the rise". Corning, the company behind Gorilla Glass, often touts the strength of its glass options, and continues to do so with its latest iteration, Gorilla Glass 6. Corning specializes in using chemistry trickery to produce ever-more-durable versions of glass that can take impressive punishement, and in a press release today, Corning has announced that it's debuting its most durable version yet.

According to a recent study that Corning has furnished, consumers tend to drop their mobile devices several times a year.

Corning says Gorilla Glass 6 is two times better than it's predecessor at surviving drops from 1 meter. Under the same test conditions, competing glass compositions such as soda lime and aluminosilicate did not survive the first drop.

"Gorilla Glass 6 is an entirely new glass composition that can be chemically strengthened to give it significantly higher levels of compression than is possible with Gorilla Glass 5".


Corning Inc., which makes the glass used in Apple Inc.'s iPhones and smartphones from Samsung Electronics Co., rolled out new technology it says is less likely to break when a device is dropped. "This enables Gorilla Glass 6 to be more resistant to damage". Many new handsets offer glass on the rear, not only for style but also for functional purposes like allowing wireless charging. It's getting better scratch resistance, too.

Corning says that Gorilla Glass 6 is now "being evaluated" from multiple customers and should reach the market in the next several months.

Corning said the new glass has entered production.

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