GORILLA GLASS Posts on XDA

New Acer Chromebook 514 announced at IFA 2018 with premium features

The new Acer Chromebook 514 brings high-end features to the mid-range with a metallic chassis, backlit keyboard, Gorilla Glass touchpad, and a 14-inch FHD touchscreen display. Acer continues the market trend towards higher-end Chromebooks with the Acer Chromebook 514, a device that looks positioned directly against the MacBook Air with premium features wrapped up in a...

Google Pixel 3 XL Clearly White model leaks in new pictures

Early last month, the first live photos of the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL (code-named "crosshatch") were posted on the XDA-Developers forums. The pictures confirmed rumors such as the display notch, dual front-facing camera lenses, the sensor placement, a 4GB RAM and 128GB storage model, and the use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip. The pictures also showed off what...

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...

Exclusive: More real-life pictures of the Google Pixel 3 XL with a glass back & display notch

Late last night, XDA Senior Member meraz9000 blindsided us with real-life pictures of a Google Pixel 3 XL prototype. The pictures confirmed much of what was previously rumored—display notch, dual front-facing camera sensors, and sensor placement. The leak also revealed some previously unconfirmed, but largely unsurprising, information—there's a model with 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage and it...

Why Glass is Replacing Aluminium and Plastic in Flagship Smartphones, and Why it Shouldn’t

Smartphone design trends come and go, but one trend which has been persistent for the past few years has been the transition to premium materials used in the construction of smartphones. While there was a time when it seemed like every single Android phone was made of plastic, design paradigms have slowly but steadily changed...

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...