Corning Incorporated today announced the Gorilla Glass Victus for smartphones, laptops, tablets, and wearables, which it says is the toughest Gorilla Glass yet. The company said that it has achieved drop performance up to 2 meters when dropped onto hard, rough surfaces and also surpasses Corning Gorilla Glass 6 with up to a 2x improvement in scratch resistance.
Additionally, the scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass Victus is up to 4x better than competitive aluminosilicate glasses and those glasses fail when dropped from 0.8 meters, said Corning. It has lower softening point compared to Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
Corning said that Samsung will be the first customer to adopt Gorilla Glass Victus in the near future, so we can expect it in the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra that is coming on August 5th.
Commenting on the same, John Bayne, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Consumer Electronics, said:
Dropped phones can result in broken phones, but as we developed better glasses, phones survived more drops but also showed more visible scratches, which can impact the usability of devices. Instead of our historic approach of asking our technologists to focus on a single goal – making the glass better for either drop or scratch – we asked them to focus on improving both drop and scratch, and they delivered with Gorilla Glass Victus.