In a nutshell: Corning is increasing its Gorilla Glass portfolio with the introduction of its newest cowl glass for cellular units. Gorilla Glass Victus 2 encompasses a new glass composition that Corning claims improves drop efficiency on tough surfaces like concrete whereas sustaining the scratch resistance of the unique Gorilla Glass Victus.
In lab testing, Corning stated Victus 2 survived drops of as much as one meter on a floor replicating concrete. Competing aluminosilicate glasses from different producers sometimes failed when dropped from half a meter or much less, Corning famous. Victus 2 can also be stated to have survived drops as much as two meters on a smoother floor replicating asphalt.
Cover glass shouldn’t be as huge of a promoting level for cellular units because it as soon as was however it’s nonetheless an vital a part of the general package deal. Corning cited analysis displaying that throughout the three largest smartphone markets (the US, China and India), sturdiness was the highest buying consideration for 84 p.c of shoppers and second solely to model choice.
Today’s smartphones are practically 15 p.c heavier than units that shipped simply 4 years in the past, growing the chance of harm occurring from drops. Screens are additionally about 10 p.c bigger on common. More display screen actual property means extra floor space to get scratched.
Corning is nearly definitely the world’s largest producer of cellular cowl glass. The chemically strengthened glass was initially developed within the Nineteen Sixties however didn’t discover a stable business use till the mid-2000s when Apple used it on the primary iPhone. Gorilla Glass has been makes use of on over 8 billion units by greater than 45 main manufacturers.
Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is already being sampled by a number of clients. The first merchandise that includes the brand new cowl glass are anticipated to succeed in the market within the subsequent few months. With CES 2023 a bit of over a month away and Mobile World Congress lined up for late February, you may guess we’ll see Corning’s newest on show within the not too distant future.