New 'Gorilla Glass Victus' Survives 2m Drops, Offers 2X Scratch Resistance [Video]

New 'Gorilla Glass Victus' Survives 2m Drops, Offers 2X Scratch Resistance [Video]

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Corning today unveiled 'Gorilla Glass Victus', the latest breakthrough in glass technology for smartphones, tablets, laptops, and wearables. Gorilla Glass Victus provides consumers and OEMs with significantly better drop and scratch performance compared to competitive aluminosilicate glasses from other manufacturers.

In lab tests, Gorilla Glass Victus achieved drop performance up to 2 meters when dropped onto hard, rough surfaces. Competitive aluminosilicate glasses from other manufacturers typically fail when dropped from less than 0.8 meters. Gorilla Glass Victus also surpasses Corning Gorilla Glass 6 with up to a 2x improvement in scratch resistance. Additionally, the scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass Victus is up to 4x better than competitive aluminosilicate glasses.

“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 Corning SVP John Bayne. “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.”

Samsung will be the first to adopt Gorilla Glass Victus in the near future; however, Apple also uses glass by Corning so we could see this technology in future iPhones.

Take a look at the video below for more details...


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