The other day, Corning unveiled their latest Gorilla Glass which comes in the form of Victus. This is supposed to be the company’s toughest Gorilla Glass yet, but of course the company would say that, right? Turns out that they weren’t just making empty claims, at least that’s what the video above by PhoneBuff has confirmed.
A lot of our smartphones and tablets rely on glass covers to help protect the phone’s display components from being damaged. This means that these glass covers need to be really tough to withstand the daily rigors of usage and the occasional drop, and Corning thinks that they might have made the toughest version of Gorilla Glass to date.
You’d want the displays on foldable smartphones to be robust because one can only imagine what the repair cost on those screens would be. Corning has a long history of providing manufacturers with durable cover glass under its Gorilla Glass brand. The company has now revealed that it’s developing a bendable version of glass which will be well suited for smartphones with foldable displays.
Corning already makes glass displays for smartphones, and they even make glass for automotives, and now it looks like the company wants to expand to wearables as they have recently announced the Corning Gorilla Glass SR+, a glass display that they claim to have designed for smartwatches in mind.
With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, it saw Samsung choose to use Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass 5 display, which by all accounts should be tougher than its predecessors. However a testing conducted by YouTuber JerryRigEverything found that the Galaxy Note 7’s display can be easily scratched with a pick with a level 3 hardness on the Mohs’ scale.
Back in July, Corning announced their latest Gorilla Glass product in the form of the Gorilla Glass 5. Naturally with every iteration of Gorilla Glass, Corning has made it tougher to shatter, but unfortunately it seems that the company might not have paid the same amount of attention to scratches.
Corning is a company known for their glassware, although in recent years the company has moved towards providing glass products for electronic products like smartphones where its Gorilla Glass series has been used in devices like the iPhone. Now it looks like future smartphones will be even tougher than before as Corning has announced the Gorilla Glass 5.
Corning is well known for its Gorilla Glass in a wide range of mobile devices, where it has now gone on to several iterations in the market. Having said that, it looks like the latest development from Corning would be the ability to be able to print high-res images on its Gorilla Glass, now how about that? This would certainly open up the door to an era where one will […]
[CES 2016] When we mention Corning, most of the time one would think of Gorilla Glass, as that seems to be their most popular export. However, it seems that Corning has long moved beyond churning out tough glasses for smartphone and tablet displays, in order to remain competitive with the rest of the market. Dr. Jeffrey Evenson, Corning’s SVP and CSO, shared, “As we extend the technical and design capabilities […]
To date Samsung has largely relied on Corning’s Gorilla Glass for their smartphone displays. This isn’t surprising given that Corning has supplied many OEMs with their glass displays which are favored due to their tough and scratch-resistant nature. In fact on Corning’s website, Samsung’s latest flagship phones are currently using Gorilla Glass.However that could soon change. According to recent sightings, it seems like Samsung has applied for registration for the […]
Wherever we go and whatever we touch, we end up picking up or transferring germs in the process, so you can only imagine how filthy your smartphone’s display is when you consider how many times a day we touch our devices, speak into them, or press them against our faces. Kind of makes you cringe, doesn’t it?However as it turns out, if you pick up the brand new ZTE Axon, […]
As many of you guys are probably aware, Apple at one point was rumored to have considered using sapphire for its displays, but as you can tell from Apple’s latest iOS devices, that is not the case. Will that be the case for the future? It’s hard to tell, but in the meantime perhaps to help combat the hype surrounding sapphire and to market their own product, Corning has announced […]
Back in November, Corning announced their latest glass in the form of the Gorilla Glass 4 and if you’re wondering which phone in the future will be adopting the Gorilla Glass 4 in its construction, it turns out that at least one manufacturer has – Samsung. According to Corning, they have recently revealed that the first smartphone to use Gorilla Glass 4 is none other than the Samsung Galaxy Alpha.The […]
Earlier today Corning announced Gorilla Glass 4, the latest version of Gorilla Glass which we can only imagine will be tougher than its predecessors. However exactly how tough is it? To what extent will we need to abuse our smartphones/tablets with a Gorilla Glass 4 display until it actually breaks?Well if you’re curious, the folks at MythBusters have been hired by Corning to test the strength of their Gorilla Glass […]
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We’ve seen metal used in the construction of phones, and if the rumors are to be believed, Apple could be introducing the use of sapphire for its display as well. This is apparently because sapphire is an extremely hard material that makes it extremely difficult to scratch, unless you use a diamond.We’ve also heard rumors that Kyocera was considering the use of the material themselves, but what about other OEMs? […]
Let’s face it, our hands are not clean, neither are our faces, especially when you’re out all day either at work or school, and there are only so many times we can wash our hands on a daily basis. Even then there’s no stopping friends, family members, or strangers with grubby hands to grab at your smartphone, ultimately “soiling” its display with germs and bacteria. It does sound pretty gross […]
Corning is a company that is known for its Gorilla Glass series of screens that are supposedly extremely resistant to scratches and cracks. They have supplied these screens to numerous smartphone manufacturers in the past, and it now it looks like the company might have something new for OEMs in the future that comes in the form of a 3D-shaped version of Gorilla Glass, as announced by Corning a few […]
Excessive use can lead to a laptop display being scratched. High-end touchscreen laptops these days often feature Corning’s Gorilla Glass, which gained popularity back in 2007 when it was specifically designed for the first iPhone. Gorilla Glass is tough and protects a smartphone or tablet’s display when it is dropped. If you drop a high-end laptop, chances are you might end up damaging much more than the display itself. So […]
When it comes to the displays of our smartphones and tablets, Corning is definitely one of the major players, if not the biggest when it comes to supplying manufacturers with tough glass displays for use with their products. Now it looks like Corning will be stepping up and taking their products one step further with a new glass they are developing which according to the company, will be both extremely […]