Corning’s new Gorilla Glass 5 can survive a 1.6 meter drop

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is commercially available and is expected to be on product models starting late this year

By: Tech Desk | Published:July 21, 2016 1:51 pm
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Corning Incorporated – the company that makes Gorilla Glass for smartphones – has unveiled Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The new cover glass is designed to provide further protection against breakage from everyday drops. In the Corning labs, the Gorilla Glass 5 survived

In it’s press release Corning Inc said, “Rigorous lab tests show that Gorilla Glass 5 survives drops onto rough, unforgiving surfaces up to four times better than competitive glass designs.” Corning claims that Gorilla Glass 5 survived up to 80 per cent of the time when it was dropped face-down from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces compared to other glass designs.

“With each successive generation of Corning Gorilla Glass, we have taken cover glass technology to new levels. Gorilla Glass 5 is no exception, extending Corning’s advantage in drop performance over competitive glasses,” said John Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass.

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is commercially available and is expected to be on product models from leading global brands later this year.

The company claims that Corning Gorilla Glass has been used on more than 4.5 billion devices worldwide, including more than 1,800 product models across 40 major brands.

Corning Inc is an American manufacturer of glass, ceramics, and related materials – primarily for scientific and industrial applications. Corning introduced a special brand of toughened glass for mobile phones, that was designed to be light, thin and damage resistant. Gorilla Glass 4 was launched in 2014 was thinner and with a better damage resistance compared to its predecessor – Gorilla Glass 3.

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