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Corning announces Gorilla Glass Victus with 2m drop protection and twice the scratch resistance

Smartphone design has gone through several major trends. Plastic was a common choice for back covers for a while (and still is widely used). Metal became popular in "premium" smartphones for a short time, but due to a variety of reasons, glass is now the top choice. The vast majority of high-end (and even many...

Corning launches Astra Glass: a new glass substrate for tablets, laptops, and TVs

For years, smartphones have used Corning Gorilla Glass as their screen protection method of choice. After all, nothing has actually come close to it in 12 years, ever since it debuted on the original iPhone in 2007. It strikes the perfect balance between scratch resistance, flexibility, and drop resistance, and this is even truer than...

Corning is working on bendable Gorilla Glass for foldable phones

If you're using a smartphone made in the last decade then chances are it is using some sort of Gorilla Glass material to protect the screen. Corning, the maker of Gorilla Glass, has been in business for decades and they have experimented with "chemically strengthened glass" since 1960. While Gorilla Glass has evolved since it...

Corning Gorilla Glass 6 is here to protect your future smartphone

Gorilla Glass has been a mainstream feature of many smartphones since the launch of the first-generation Gorilla Glass back in 2008. In 2016, Corning launched Gorilla Glass 5. Two years after Gorilla Glass 5, the company has now announced Gorilla Glass 6---its most durable glass yet. Corning states that Gorilla Glass 6 is built on a...

Gorilla Glass 5 and Shattered Expectations: Revisiting Old Solutions to Current Problems

Update: There was an issue with JerryRigEverything's initial scratch test which has since been corrected. The Note 7 is scratching at a Mohs of 6 like Corning stated, however that still is lower than the Mohs hardness of 7 that is recommended for watches and jewelry, meaning that the point of this article still stands. The...

ZTE Axon First to Use Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass

Corning has announced that ZTE's upcoming flagship, the ZTE Axon, will be the world's first smartphone to utilize their new Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass.  Announced back at CES 2014, the new Gorilla Glass variant utilizes ionic silver embedded into the glass surface to obliterate odor- and stain-causing bacteria, algae, mold, mildew, and fungi that may make themselves...