Corning revealed the next generation glass protection for smartphones, called Gorilla Glass Victus. Corning has been claimed Gorilla Glass Victus provides significantly better drop and scratch performance when compared to aluminosilicate from other manufacturers. Corning also states that Gorilla Glass Victus is 2X more scratch-resistant than the Gorilla Glass 6 and 4X scratch-resistant than other competitors.
The company has been told Samsung will be the first customer to launch with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus in the near future, it may be the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
“In lab tests, Gorilla Glass Victus achieved drop performance up to 2 meters when dropped onto hard, rough surfaces. Competitive aluminosilicate glasses typically fail when dropped from less than 0.8 meters.”
According to research by Corning in the three of the largest smartphone markets in the world China, India, and the United States discovered that durability is the second most important purchase consideration for smartphones, second only to the device brand. When tested against features such as screen size, camera quality, and device thinness, durability was twice as important and consumers were willing to pay a premium for improved durability.
John Bayne, senior vice president, and general manager, Mobile Consumer Electronics said. “Dropping phones can result in broken phones, but as we developed better glasses, phones can survive more drops but also show 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,” he added.