Corning Demonstrates the Strength of Gorilla Glass 3 [Video]

Posted January 9, 2013 at 8:48am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 12785 views

Corning demonstrated the strength of its third generation Gorilla Glass at CES. The latest version of its damage-resistant cover glass for consumer electronics is based on a completely new glass composition, with durability enhancements developed at the atomic structural level of the glass.

With its new Native Damage Resistance, Gorilla Glass 3 has been developed to provide improved durability to withstand deep scratches and cracks in the glass. As a result, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance provides enhanced scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility, and better retained strength once a scratch occurs.

Engadget recorded the video below that shows the company dropping a 130 gram ball to see what damage it could inflict on the glass. Corning said that production will ramp up at the end of Q1 and the glass should appear in devices by the second half of 2013.

[via Engadget]

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Ju bei - January 10, 2013 at 7:45am
All this test but you know when you get out of the car and the phone drops out of your lap, what happens? You get a cracked screen.
Chris - January 9, 2013 at 6:59pm
And what are those holes in it?? Arent they are for to increase the stress level in can bear? The guy didnt even try to bend it..
LovemyiPhone5 - January 9, 2013 at 4:23pm
Glass need to be polished that's why it looks like that, polishing will not affect the glass after its done. But a transparent glass would have shown damage better than that one. Marketing tricks at its best.
Dribble - January 9, 2013 at 2:20pm
As an engineer, you're probably excited about working at a big company like Corning developing new durable products that will be used by people all over the world. You're probably a little disheartened when they tell you to use your engineering skills to build a wooden ramp/tube contraption for use at a convention.
GianPaJ - January 9, 2013 at 9:16am
it's not a glass it's a gray thing that you can't see things through.
BLingy - January 9, 2013 at 3:47pm
Its not a true test, the glass appears to have a film of lamination that helps give it strength. I would love to see the test with a transparent piece of glass as well.
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