Corning has introduced its strongest version of Gorilla Glass to date, Corning Gorilla Glass Victis.
Corning’s glass is the industry standard and is used in laptops, smartphones, tablets and more. Gorilla Glass is known for being one of the toughest options in a market where manufacturers are eager to improve the drop and scratch resistance of their devices. Unfortunately, being scratch and drop resistant don’t always go hand-in-hand.
“Dropped phones can result in broken phones, but as we developed better glasses, phones survived more drops but also showed more visible scratches, which can impact the usability of devices,” said John Bayne, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Consumer Electronics. “Instead of our historic approach of asking our technologists to focus on a single goal – making the glass better for either drop or scratch – we asked them to focus on improving both drop and scratch, and they delivered with Gorilla Glass Victus.”
The new generation of glass provides protection when dropped up to two meters on hard, rough surfaces. Meanwhile, it provides 2X better scratch resistance than its predecessor, and up to 4X better resistance than competitors.
It’s safe to say Gorilla Glass Victis will be a big hit with manufacturers around the world, and will help usher in a new generation of tough devices.