Corning has unveiled the Gorilla Glass 5, which it claims to be the toughest version of Gorilla Glass so far. The Gorilla Glass 5 is successor to the Gorilla Glass 4, which the company had launched in 2014. While the Gorilla Glass 4 was said to be two times tougher than its predecessor, the latest Gorilla Glass is scratch proof, durable and at the same time shatterproof from a height of 1.6 meters, which the company is describes as selfie-height . Also Read - Facebook for Android will soon get dark mode and coronavirus tracking featureAlso Read - Scientists develop soft contact lens that can zoom with a blink
The Gorilla Glass 4 as we know it provides protection to smartphone displays from scratches, but doesn t really assure you of being shatter proof. With the Gorilla Glass 5, the company claims the glass can survive more drops without the display getting shattered. According to in-lab tests conducted by Corning, the Gorilla Glass 5 will survive a drop from about 1.6 meters, which is about 5 feet and 4-inches.Corning says the latest Gorilla Glass, when tested, survived up to 80 percent of the time when dropped from a height of 1.6 meters.
Corning has also come out with some statistics about usage patterns. According to Corning, 85 percent of smartphone owners have dropped their phones at least once in the past one year, and those two-thirds of those drops happening from waist height to shoulder height.
It appears Corning has made some serious efforts to make the Gorilla Glass 5 shatter proof to a certain level. Another company that has made some serious effort to deliver shatter proof displays is Motorola. It recently launched the Moto X Force, its first smartphone to come with a Moto ShatterShield technology. Motorola says the technology makes the shatter proof through a 5-layer system that guarantees no crack or breaks.
While the ShatterShield technology is exclusive to Motorola, Corning has a huge reach in the smartphone market. It is estimated that about 4.5 billion of the world’s phones use Gorilla Glass on their displays and more than 1,800 product models across 40 major brands.
Corning hasn t announced the devices that will ship with the Gorilla Glass 5, but has confirmed it will be commercially available later this year. We can expect smartphones with the latest Gorilla Glass by end of this year or starting next year.
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