Cover glass manufacturer Corning announced its Gorilla Glass 6 yesterday which is going to make mobile devices that use it more durable. The company also makes cover glass for smartwatches and it has announced the Gorilla Glass DX and Gorilla Glass DX+ today. We can expect new smartwatches to ship with Corning’s latest products in the near future.
Since wearables are also mainly used outdoors as well, Corning’s focus with these products has been on readability. Both the Gorilla Glass DX and DX+ feature an antireflective property which not only improves quality but also offers superior scratch resistance.
The Gorilla Glass DX and DX+ are an extension of the Gorilla Glass SR+. Other than the inherent toughness of Gorilla Glass, the new cover glass also promises to deliver outstanding readability with “best-in-class” scratch resistance.
Compared to standard glass, Corning says that the Gorilla Glass DX and DX+ improve display readability by improving the front surface reflection by 75 percent. It also increases the display contrast ratio by 50 percent with the same display brightness level.
The levels of scratch resistance are the major point of differentiation between the Gorilla Glass DX and DX+. The former offers enhanced optics with the scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass whereas the latter couples the enhanced optics with superior scratch resistance approaching that of “alternative luxury cover materials.”