Many of us feel quite unlucky when it comes to handling our smartphone. I am sure some of you even carry a cracked screen. A survey conducted by Motorola concluded that at least 50% of smartphones users had experienced a shattered screen once in their life.
The newly announced Corning Gorilla Glass 6 would entirely turn screen fracturing close to nil. In a key event, Corning assured the new Gorilla Glass 6 would be able to survive 15 consecutive drops from 1 m height or less (that’s a lot of drops).
According to the company, Corning gorilla glass 6 is “two times better than Gorilla Glass 5,” and the company calls it the “toughest cover glass available for consumer mobile devices.”
Nearly all flagship devices including iPhone and Samsung mid and high rage both use Corning Gorilla Glass. But every time, these companies fail to deliver a promising screen for their high prices. If not a cracked screen, the first drop from the pocket certainly weakens the screen with visible scratches on it. However, Corning believes that the new product will not show any kind of damage even on consecutive drops.
It would be interesting to see how the new glass plays out on the bezel-less phones. Because in this case, the impact of a collision arrives first on the glass in an edge to edge display in contrast to the past where bezels were the first one to touch the ground.
Regarding scratch resistance, the company said the glass would offer the same scratch resistibility like the previous Gorilla Glass 5, but it would perform “better” out there.