Corning Gorilla Glass 6 official with improved protection against multiple drops
Corning is known as the company behind Gorilla Glass, the glass that's used on many smartphones, and today the company introduced its newest version of Gorilla Glass.
Gorilla Glass 6 is Corning's newest mobile-focused glass product. It's up to two times better at surviving drops than Gorilla Glass 5, with Gorilla Glass 6 surviving 15 drops from 1 meter onto rough surfaces. Gorilla Glass 6 was also improved to better meet the all-glass designs that we're seeing on more smartphones lately.
“Gorilla Glass 6 is an entirely new glass composition that can be chemically strengthened to give it significantly higher levels of compression than is possible with Gorilla Glass 5. This enables Gorilla Glass 6 to be more resistant to damage,” said Corning's Dr. Jaymin Amin. “Moreover, with breaks during drops being a probabilistic event, the added compression helps increase, on average, the likelihood of survival through multiple drop events.”
Corning says that Gorilla Glass 6 is expected to begin appearing in devices in the coming months.