Today Corning Inc. introduced its latest glass technology, Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Gorilla glasses are commoning used on most flagship and even mid-range phone for its durable cover glass.
“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 that the cover glass provides outstanding protection,” said John Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass. “Corning Gorilla Glass 6 improves upon Gorilla® Glass 5 by surviving drops from higher heights, but, more importantly, has been engineered to survive multiple drops.”
A research has shown that on average, people drop their phones seven times a year with more than 50% drops occurring at 1 meter or below. In their lab test, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops from 1 meter onto a rough surface, that’s twice better than Gorilla Glass 5.
“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. “Moreover, with breaks during drops being a probabilistic event, the added compression helps increase, on average, the likelihood of survival through multiple drop events.”
In addition, the new glass technology also embracing phone design with the glass back and provide new features and applications for consumers; such as Wireless Charging, curved side and smaller bezels.
The new Corning Gorilla Glass 6 is expected to reach the market in the next several months.