Good news to those of you who have butter fingers and keeps dropping your precious mobile phones. Corning recently unveiled the new Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that is tougher than before, and can take toughness “to new heights”.
According to the company, the Gorilla Glass 5 can survive drops onto rough, unforgiving surfaces up to four times better than competitive glass designs. In their lab tests, they found that the Gorilla Glass 5 can survive up to 80% of the times when dropped facedown from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces.
“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. With many real-world drops occurring from between waist and shoulder height, we knew improving drop performance would be an important and necessary advancement.” – John Bayne, vice president and general manager of Corning Gorilla Glass.
But toughness isn’t the only thing Corning is concern about. While the glass is now stronger than before, Corning has maintained its leadership in optical clarity, touch sensitive and damage resistance.
Corning Gorilla Glass is now being used on more than 4.5 billion devices worldwide, including over 1,800 product models across 40 major brands. Gorila Glass 5 is now commercially available and is expected to be on products from leading global brands later this year.