Coming quickly to a smartphone close to you: it is Gorilla Glass 6, the newest model of Corning’s ubiquitous smartphone show cowl. Gorilla Glass sometimes sits between the show and the surface world defending your valuable pixels from injury and receiving contact enter. Currently, producers have been utilizing it for the again of the cellphone, too.

Yearly, Corning says the most recent model of Gorilla Glass is healthier than final model. Gorilla Glass four survived drops “as much as 80 % of the time” when dropped “face down from one meter,” whereas Gorilla Glass 5 survived “80 % of the time” from 1.6-meter drops onto a tough floor. This new glass concoction is designed to take a number of drops, although, with Corning saying it could possibly survive “15 drops from 1 meter onto tough surfaces.” (One meter is a bit more than three ft.)

This 12 months, the corporate is tackling repeated injury that’s inflicted on a show. Whereas a model new piece of Gorilla Glass would possibly survive any single drop, the micro abrasions incurred from a number of drops weaken the show panel and make it extra more likely to break subsequent time. Corning says Gorilla Glass 6 ought to attain the market in “the following a number of months.”


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