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Corning launches toughest Gorilla Glass Victus; Samsung to be the first to adopt

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The company that developed the first glass bulbs for Thomas Edison’s electric light in 1879, today envelopes more than 8 billion consumer electronic devices like smartphones, tablets and wearables with its flagship product called Corning Gorilla Glass.

Corning launches toughest Gorilla Glass Victus; Samsung to be the first to adopt
Corning, on Friday, launched its latest in glass technology named Gorilla Glass Victus, which is the successor of Corning Gorilla Glass 6.  The company claims to have heard consumer’s demand for improved durability and worked toward it to improve both drop and scratch performance.
The company that developed the first glass bulbs for Thomas Edison’s electric light in 1879, today envelopes more than 8 billion consumer electronic devices like smartphones, tablets and wearables with its flagship product called Corning Gorilla Glass.
“Corning’s extensive consumer research has shown that improved drop and scratch performance are key components of consumer purchasing decisions,” said John Bayne, Sr. Vice-President And General Manager, Corning.
In three of the largest smartphone markets in the world – China, India, and the United States – durability is one of the most important purchase considerations for smartphones, second only to the device brand.
When tested against features such as screen size, camera quality, and device thinness, durability was twice as important, and consumers were willing to pay a premium for improved durability.
Additionally, Corning has analysed feedback from more than 90,000 consumers indicating that the importance of drop and scratch performance has nearly doubled in seven years.
“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,” Bayne added.
During lab tests, Corning claims that Gorilla Glass Victus achieved drop performance up to 2 meters when dropped onto hard, rough surfaces. Corning says competitive alumino-silicate glasses from other manufacturers, typically fail when dropped from less than 0.8 meters.
Gorilla Glass Victus also surpasses Gorilla Glass 6 with up to a 2X improvement in scratch resistance. Additionally, the scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass Victus is up to 4X better than competitive alumino-silicate glasses, the company claims.
Samsung will be the first customer to adopt Gorilla Glass Victus in the near future.
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