With more smartphones currently going for Full View and bezel-less displays, the biggest concern has always been screen durability. For those who have damaged a smartphone display, you’ll know that the cost to replace the screen could go over RM1,000 for a flagship smartphone.
Corning has just announced their latest Gorilla Glass 6 and it claims to be up to 2X better than their current Gorilla Glass 5.
According to a study, most people drop their phones 7 times a year and more than half of these drops are from the height of 1 metre and below. To improve the durability of glass for mobile devices, Corning has developed a new material which is designed to withstand multiple drops. It’s made from a new glass composition that is chemically strengthened to give it a significantly higher level of compression compared to Gorilla Glass 5.
Their new Gorilla Glass 6 is tested to withstand 15 consecutive drops from 1 meter high onto rough surfaces. Not only it can withstand drops from greater heights but it’s also more resistant to repeated drops which translates to long-term durability.
Apart from durability, the new glass also addresses the design needs of modern smartphone designs. We can see most flagship smartphones these days are using glass for the back of the device which enables wireless charging.
At the moment, Gorilla Glass 6 is in production and it’s now available for smartphone makers. It should be making its way to newer flagship devices that will be launched in the next few months.
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