Corning has unveiled its latest breakthrough innovation –Corning Gorilla Glass 5. the new cover glass is designed to provide further protection against breakage from everyday drops. Rigorous lab tests show that Gorilla Glass 5 survives drops onto rough, unforgiving surfaces up to four times better than competitive glass designs.
“The Gorilla Glass 5 can survive up to 80% of the time when dropped facedown from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces, far outperforming competitive glass designs,” says Corning. The Gorilla Glass 4 can survive only from 1 meter height in its lab tests.
With improved drop performance, it also preserves optical clarity, touch sensitivity and damage resistance. Corning Gorilla Glass has been used on more than 4.5 Billion devices worldwide, including more than 1,800 products across 40 major brands.
Over 85% of smartphone owners have dropped their phones at least once per year and 55% have dropped their phones three times or more. Additionally, more than 60% of smartphone owners reported dropping their devices between shoulder and waist height. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 survives up to 80 percent of the time when dropped facedown from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces, far outperforming competitive glass designs.
Commenting on the new Gorilla Glass 5, John Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass, said: With each successive generation of Corning Gorilla Glass, we have taken cover glass technology to new levels. Gorilla Glass 5 is no exception, extending Corning’s advantage in drop performance over competitive glasses. With many real-world drops occurring from between waist and shoulder height, we knew improving drop performance would be an important and necessary advancement. Corning has a 165-year history of delivering life-changing innovations. Gorilla Glass 5 is the latest example of Corning applying its material-science expertise to solve tough consumer challenges in a way that impacts people’s everyday lives.
Up to 1.8x improvement over Gorilla Glass 4 in drop performance on
Survives up to 80% of the time from drops at 1.6 meters
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is now in production and is expected to be available on devices later this year.
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