Let’s face it, we can be careless with our gadgets at times, say when we’re too sleepy or in a hurry. That’s why it’s very important for manufacturers to ensure that every device they create has the utmost level of protection. In line with this, Corning has just announced the latest version of its Gorilla Glass, and it looks quite promising.
According to the company, recent studies have shown that consumers drop their phones 7 times a year, on average. 50% of which occurs at a height of 1 meter or less. To address this challenge,, the new Gorilla Glass 6 has been entirely built using a new material. On lab tests, the glass survived 15 drops from a distance of 1 meter onto rough surfaces, that’s up to two times better than Gorilla Glass 5.
More and more manufacturers are shifting to smartphones with glass backs which allow for new features and applications, such as improved wireless charging, more screen, and less bezels. The new Gorilla Glass 6 is engineered with these new design trends in mind.
Gorilla Glass 6 is currently being tested by multiple customers, and is expected to be in devices within the next several months.