Newly developed Gorilla Glass 6 can survive 15 drops

Avatar By Le Williams | 2 years ago

Corning Incorporated today introduced its latest breakthrough in glass technology, Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

The new innovation is Corning’s most durable cover glass to date, which is built on a decade-long legacy of delivering the toughest cover glass available for consumer mobile devices.

“As consumers become more dependent on their smartphones, the opportunity for potentially damaging drops is also on the rise. Now more than ever, it’s critical the cover glass provides outstanding protection,” said John Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass.

Bayne further adds, “Corning Gorilla Glass 6 improves upon Gorilla® Glass 5 by surviving drops from higher heights, but has been engineered to survive multiple drops.”

A recent worldwide Toluna consumer study revealed that, on average, people drop their phones seven times a year, with more than 50 percent of the drops occurring at 1 meter or below.

Corning scientists developed and engineered an entirely new material to address the challenge of multiple drops, in order to improve cover glass performance. On average, in lab tests, Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops from 1 meter onto rough surfaces, and is up to two times better than Gorilla Glass 5.

Under the same test conditions, competitive glass compositions, such as soda lime and aluminosilicate, did not survive the first drop.

“Gorilla Glass 6 is an entirely new glass composition that can be chemically strengthened to give it significantly higher levels of compression than is possible with Gorilla Glass 5. This enables Gorilla Glass 6 to be more resistant to damage,” said Dr. Jaymin Amin, vice president of technology and product development, Corning Gorilla Glass and Corning Specialty Materials.

The company claims that these designs are providing new features and applications for consumers, such as enhanced wireless charging, larger screen sizes with smaller bezels, and customization through printed glass backs. With its optical clarity, touch sensitivity, scratch resistance, efficient wireless charging and enhanced durability, Gorilla Glass 6 is poised to enable these new design trends.

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