Corning recently revealed its next generation of aluminosilicate glass, called Gorilla Glass Victus for smartphones on Friday. The company has stated that Victus provides significantly better drop and scratch performance compared to aluminosilicate glasses from other manufacturers.
Corning further explained that n-lab tests Gorilla Glass Victus was able to achieve a drop performance up to 2 meters on hard rough surfaces. Aluminosilicate glasses on the other hand, usually fail when dropped from less than 0.8 meters, as the company claims. This version of Gorrilla Glass is also said to surpass the Gorilla Glass 6 in terms of durability.
Corning states that the new glass is two times more resistant from scratch than Gorilla Glass 6 and also up to four times scratch-resistant compared to other competitors. Here’s what John Bayne, Senior vice President and General Manager, Mobile Consumer Electronics said,
“Dropped phones can result in broken phones, but as we developed better glasses, phones survived more drops but also showed more visible scratches, which can impact the usability of devices.” “Instead of our historic approach of asking our technologists to focus on a single goal – making the glass better for either drop or scratch – we asked them to focus on improving both drop and scratch, and they delivered with Gorilla Glass Victus.”