Corning announces Gorilla Glass 5, will save your phone from accidental drop
Corning has just announced Gorilla Glass 5, the next version of its widely used strengthened glass. I am sure you have already heard about Gorilla Glass as it is used in most of the smartphones to protect its display from scratches.
Gorilla Glass 5 improves the performance of its predecessor Gorilla Glass 4 in terms of strength. Now this glass is in product and will be available for devices later this year.
“The Gorilla Glass 5 can survive up to 80% of the time when dropped facedown from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces, far outperforming competitive glass designs,”
Corning Gorilla Glass has been used on more than 4.5 billion devices worldwide including more than 1800 different products.
John Bayne, VP and General Manager, Corning Gorilla Glass added:
“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.”