Smartphone glass manufacturer Corning has come up with yet another Gorilla Glass. Named the Corning Gorilla Glass 6, the company claims the new Gorilla Glass can sustain as much as 15 drops from heights of upto 1 meter (3.28 feet).
The Legacy of Gorilla Glass
Corning has produced really strong glass in the past. It came into limelight with its Gorilla Glass 3, which was very cheap and made phone screens scratch free. The glass was really sturdy too and provided a fair bit of protection. Gorilla Glass 4 upped the ante by providing more scratch resistance and a stronger constitution. With Gorilla Glass 5, the company became the irrefutable champions of smartphone glass.
The New Gorilla Glass 6
The new Gorilla Glass 6 takes the promise even further. The previous iterations guaranteed drops from at most a couple of feet only a few times. The new Gorilla Glass 6 assures 15 drops, and that too from a maximum height of 3.28 feet.
The VP of Technology and Product Development at Coring said, “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. Moreover, with breaks during drops being a probabilistic event, the added compression helps increase, on average, the likelihood of survival through multiple drop events.”
Our Take on the Corning Gorilla Glass 6
For some people, this might not be such an impressive figure. But a recent survey shows that people are more likely to drop their phones within the height of 3 feet, making it statistically significant. The Corning Gorilla Glass will provide enough peace of mind for you. Gone are the days where every accidental drop was an end of the device.
The glass will be available to manufacturers rather early and will come soon to a smartphone near you.