The newest glass innovation from Corning Incorporated, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2, was unveiled today. Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is said to have a new glass composition that improves drop performance on the world’s most widely used engineered material, concrete while maintaining the scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass Victus.
David Velasquez, vice president and general manager of Gorilla Glass said, “Smartphones are the center of our digital lives, and the requirement for exceptional scratch and drop resistance has only increased with our growing reliance on clear, damage-free displays. Surfaces matter, and rough surfaces like concrete are everywhere.”
According to extensive research conducted by Corning, the second most important factor in choosing a smartphone is durability, which is cited by 84% of consumers in China, India, and the US, three of the largest smartphone markets.
Gorilla Glass Victus 2 withstood drops of up to one metre in height during tests in the lab. Other manufacturers’ competitive aluminosilicate glasses frequently broke when dropped from a height of 50 cm or less. Additionally, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 retained scratch resistance up to four times better than competing aluminosilicate and continued to withstand drops up to two metres onto an asphalt-like surface.
Multiple customers are now testing Gorilla Glass Victus 2, which is scheduled to hit stores in the coming months. More than 45 major brands have incorporated Gorilla Glass into more than 8 billion products. With its market-leading cover glasses and glass and optics for semiconductor products that improve performance, deliver new connectivity features, enable new designs, and support immersive user experiences with augmented reality and 3D sensing, Corning continues its tradition of innovation across the company’s Mobile Consumer Electronics (MCE) market access platform.
“We challenged our scientists not only to create a glass composition that was durable enough to better survive drops from waist height onto rougher surfaces than asphalt, but to improve cover-glass performance for larger and heavier devices,” said Velasquez. “With more sophisticated and varied designs, today’s smartphones are nearly 15% heavier, and screen sizes are up to 10% larger, than they were four years ago – increasing both the stress on the cover glass and the probability of damage. Gorilla Glass Victus 2 redefines tough for consumers and OEMs.”
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