25th Jul 2016
It’s been over two years since Corning revealed Gorilla Glass 4 assuring users to keep phones protected from falling and rough weather. Now the company is back with a new version that can withstand even higher falls. The new version, the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 will survive drops from up to 1.6 meters (a little over five feet) about 80 per cent of the time, it claims.
The new cover glass is designed to provide further protection against breakage from everyday drops. The company says that rigorous lab tests show that Gorilla Glass 5 survives drops onto rough, unforgiving surfaces up to four times better than competitive glass designs.
According to a recent global study, over 85 per cent of smartphone owners have dropped their phones at least once per year and 55 per cent have dropped their phones three times or more. Additionally, more than 60 per cent of smartphone owners reported dropping their devices between shoulder and waist height.
In lab tests by the company, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 survived up to 80 per cent of the time when dropped face-down from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces.
“What will define the performance of the overall device on those types of corner drops is stiffness of the phone design, but also how the glass is packaged. Much of this is dependent on what’s known as the ‘proudness’ of the glass, which refers to how high above the phone the glass sits,” said Vice-President and General Manager of Corning John Bayne.
After the 2007 success story of their first iteration of the Gorilla Glass, virtually each year, Corning has worked on the durability factor, and also scratch resistance, which are increasingly common in phone maker demands.
The company says that there are 4.5 billion devices around already, which have the Gorilla Glass 5, and the numbers are set to go up. Names like LG, HTC, Samsung, Asus, HP, and Huawei have trusted this glass, and more names are also there, that are buying the glass for their devices.
Newer Stronger Gorilla Glass Will Soon Protect Your Next Smartphones
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 will survive drops from up to 1.6 meters (a little over five feet) about 80 per cent of the time
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