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Corning’s new Gorilla Glass can better survive concrete drops

Posted Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022 by Jeff Safire

The company’s trademark glass for smartphones and other mobile devices just received another upgrade designed to help it better survive hard drops on rough surfaces like concrete.

by Michael Gariffo, Staff Writer Nov 30, 2022

Corning unveiled the latest updates to its Gorilla Glass materials line with the introduction of Gorilla Glass Victus 2. This new glass is designed to better survive drops onto rough surfaces like concrete or asphalt.

According to Corning, 84% of consumers across China, India, and the US name durability as the primary consideration when buying a smartphone.

“Smartphones are the center of our digital lives, and the requirement for exceptional scratch and drop resistance has only increased with our growing reliance on clear, damage-free displays,” noted David Velasquez, vice president and general manager for Gorilla Glass.

The company’s testing of its new Victus 2 glass showed that it could survive drops of up to 1 meter on a “surface replicating concrete.” Corning claims that “competitive aluminosilicate glasses from other manufacturers typically failed when dropped from half a meter or less.” Further testing showed that Gorilla Glass Victus 2 could also survive drops of 2 meters (or a little over selfie-taking height) on an asphalt-analogue surface. It can also resist scratching “up to four times better” than competitors.

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This article appeared first at ZDNET/innovationon Nov 30, 2022.

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