Gorilla Glass 6 evolves to withstand more drops

Gorilla Glass 6 evolves to withstand more drops

The successor to Gorilla Glass 5, the latest version is said to be more durable than its predecessor, and is rated to survive up to 15 drops from about one meter up. Gorilla Glass 6 has been created to withstand these normal use case scenarios, which is good news for smartphone owners, particularly of higher end devices. "This enables Gorilla Glass 6 to be more resistant to damage", said Dr. Jaymin Amin, vice president of technology and product development at Corning Gorilla Glass and Corning Specialty Materials.

According to a study, most people drop their phones 7 times a year and more than half of these drops are from the height of 1 metre and below.

Hopefully Gorilla Glass 6 will provide the improved security for multi-drop tests that the company claims, but the larger problem of smartphone glass fragility isn't going to go away.

"In addition to addressing drop height and drop frequency, Gorilla Glass 6 was also developed to meet the requirements of modern designs that use glass for more than 85% of the enclosure".

"As consumers become more dependent on their smartphones, the opportunity for potentially damaging drops is also on the rise".

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Why am I so sure the next iPhones will get Gorilla Glass 6?

If you own a smartphone or tablet, the chances are that Corning Gorilla Glass protects the display.

Corning Gorilla Glass 6 is now being evaluated by multiple customers, and devices with the new cover glass are expected to reach the market by the end of the year. This is where the newest Gorilla Glass panel helps. The next-generation Galaxy Note that is scheduled to arrive on August 9 could emerge as the first handset featuring Gorilla Glass 6. More than 6 billion devices by more than 45 major brands have featured Gorilla Glass over the years (since its 2007 debut).

Most mobile devices now sport Gorilla Glass due to its durability and scratch resistance. It's expected to reach the market in "the next several months".

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