Toughest ever Corning Gorilla Glass launched; Samsung Galaxy Note 20 may get it
After Gorilla Glass 6, US-based Corning Inc has launched Gorilla Glass Victus. The company claims it is two times stronger than Gorilla Glass 6 offering protection from drops of up to 2 metres onto hard, rough surfaces. “The scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass Victus is up to 4x better than competitive aluminosilicate glasses,” claims Corning. It claims the Victus to be the toughest Gorilla Glass yet. Samsung will be the first smartphone brand to offer Gorilla Glass Victus protection in its upcoming phones. “Corning’s extensive consumer research has shown that improved drop and scratch performance are key components of consumer purchasing decisions,” said John Bayne, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Consumer Electronics. “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 said. “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. Gorilla Glass Victus also surpasses Gorilla Glass 6 with up to a 2x improvement in scratch resistance. Additionally, the scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass Victus is up to 4x better than competitive aluminosilicate glasses,” said the company in a statement. Samsung is expected to offer the new Corning Gorilla Glass Victus with the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 smartphone that is scheduled to launch on August 5.