Corning has announced its latest glass for smartphone and tablets, the new Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which is designed to be tougher than their existing glass.
According to Corning their new Gorilla Glass 5 is designed to be more resistant to breaking when you drop your smartphone.
Corning ran a number of lab tests on their new Gorilla Glass 5 and around 80% of the time the glass survived when dropped face down from a height of 1.6 meters.
The unique attributes of Gorilla Glass 5 build on the best-in-class performance of previous generations of Corning Gorilla Glass. Mobile devices are the primary tools consumers use to capture, view, create, send and consume digital content, and the cover glass is the interface for touching, typing and swiping that content. Consumers count on their cover glass to deliver damage resistance, optical clarity, touch sensitivity, and protection from drops.
“With each successive generation of Corning Gorilla Glass, we have taken cover glass technology to new levels. Gorilla Glass 5 is no exception, extending Corning’s advantage in drop performance over competitive glasses,” said John Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass. “With many real-world drops occurring from between waist and shoulder height, we knew improving drop performance would be an important and necessary advancement.”
You can find out more details about the new Corning Gorilla Glass 5 at the link below, as yet there are no details on what the first smartphone to use it will be.
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