Corning has announced its latest glass for smartphone, the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 which is designed to be more durable than the version 5 that it replaces.
Corning has said that their new Gorilla Glass 6 is their most durable smartphone glass to date, it is also designed to be more resistant to drops than previos versions.
As consumers become more dependent on their smartphones, the opportunity for potentially damaging drops is also on the rise. Now more than ever, it’s critical the cover glass provides outstanding protection,” said John Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass. “Corning Gorilla Glass 6 improves upon Gorilla® Glass 5 by surviving drops from higher heights, but, more importantly, has been engineered to survive multiple drops.”
“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. This enables Gorilla Glass 6 to be more resistant to damage,” said Dr. Jaymin Amin, vice president of technology and product development, Corning Gorilla Glass and Corning Specialty Materials. “Moreover, with breaks during drops being a probabilistic event, the added compression helps increase, on average, the likelihood of survival through multiple drop events.”
We can expect to see this new Gorilla Glass 6 in smartphones over the next few months, it could possibly be used in Apple’s new iPhone 6 handsets.