Today’s smartphones are more powerful, faster, and larger. People are more concerned with making sure their devices are well protected because they have access to all the information they could possibly need.
They are slightly heavier as a result, and because their entire body is made of glass, they are more likely to be damaged if they fall. OEMs can now offer consumers smartphone protection that was previously unheard of thanks to the newest Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2.
According to Dave Velasquez, vice president and general manager of Corning Gorilla Glass, “Smartphones are the centre of our digital lives, and the requirement for exceptional scratch and drop resistance has only increased with our growing reliance on clear, damage-free displays.” We tasked our scientists with developing a glass composition that would be strong enough to withstand drops from a waist-height onto surfaces that were more uneven than asphalt, as well as enhancing cover-glass performance for larger and heavier devices.
Today’s smartphones are nearly 15% heavier and have screens that are up to 10% bigger than they were four years ago due to more complex and varied designs, which puts more stress on the cover glass and increases the likelihood of damage. For both consumers and OEMs, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 redefines toughness.
Compared to Gorilla Glass Victus, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is more durable and tough while still being scratch-resistant. In laboratory tests, the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 withstood drops onto concrete surfaces of up to one metre. Other manufacturers’ competitive aluminosilicate glasses frequently broke when dropped from a height of 50 cm or less. Additionally, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 maintained scratch resistance up to 4 times better than competing aluminosilicate glass and continued to withstand drops up to two metres onto asphalt. The standard thickness of the new glass will range from 0.4 mm to 1.2 mm.
Multiple OEMs are currently testing Gorilla Glass Victus 2, which will most likely be used in upcoming flagship devices in a few months. The new glass is not anticipated to increase the price of any smartphone despite providing more protection against drops and scratches. Two years ago, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus was released, and top-tier smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and OnePlus 10 Pro 5G use the glass.
More than 45 major brands have incorporated Gorilla Glass into more than 8 billion devices. Gorilla Glass has contributed to a revolution in communication and the mobile consumer electronics sector for more than ten years. Gorilla Glass will continue to address challenging consumer issues and satisfy the demands of both present and future smartphone users as nearly half a billion consumers around the world have yet to switch to smartphones.