Corning’s New Gorilla Glass 6 Survives More Drops than Previous Version


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Let’s face it, we can be careless with our gadgets at times, say when we’re too sleepy or in a hurry. That’s why it’s very important for manufacturers to ensure that every device they create has the utmost level of protection. In line with this, Corning has just announced the latest version of its Gorilla Glass, and it looks quite promising.

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Photo: Corning

According to the company, recent studies have shown that consumers drop their phones 7 times a year, on average. 50% of which occurs at a height of 1 meter or less. To address this challenge,, the new Gorilla Glass 6 has been entirely built using a new material. On lab tests, the glass survived 15 drops from a distance of 1 meter onto rough surfaces, that’s up to two times better than Gorilla Glass 5.

More and more manufacturers are shifting to smartphones with glass backs which allow for new features and applications, such as improved wireless charging,  more screen, and less bezels. The new Gorilla Glass 6 is engineered with these new design trends in mind.

[su_quote cite=”John Bayne, Vice President and General Manager, Corning Gorilla Glass. “]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, 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.[/su_quote]

Gorilla Glass 6 is currently being tested by multiple customers, and is expected to be in devices within the next several months.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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