Corning has announced its upcoming Gorilla Glass 5, the next version of the company’s smartphone display glass. In lab tests, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 survives up to 80 percent of the time when dropped from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces.
John Bayne, vice president Corning Gorilla Glass says:
“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 Gorilla Glass has been used on more than 4.5 billion devices worldwide including iPhone 6s, Galaxy S7, HTC One and more. Production of new tough glass has already started. The first phone with the glass may arrive this year end.