Any phone you buy, there is a high probability that there would be a Corning Gorilla Glass on it for scratch and drop protection. Now, the company has introduced a tougher and a better glass; The Gorilla Glass Victus® will be replacing the Gorilla Glass 6 previously introduced in 2018.
“Corning’s extensive consumer research has shown that improved drop and scratch performance are key components of consumer purchasing decisions,” said John Bayne, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobile Consumer Electronics.
Under 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.
Durability is one of the most important purchase considerations for smartphones, second only to the device brand in three of the largest smartphone markets in the world – China, India, and the United States. When surveyed against features such as screen size, camera quality, and device thinness, durability was twice as important, and consumers were willing to pay a premium for improved durability. Additionally, Corning has analyzed feedback from more than 90,000 consumers indicating that the importance of drop and scratch performance has nearly doubled in seven years.
“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,” Bayne said. “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.
Additionally, there is confirmation that, Samsung will be the first company to adopt Gorilla Glass Victus in the near future. Hence, we may expect the Note 20 series to adapt this new glass.
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