Corning Gorilla Glass has changed the smartphone market, and even our purchasing factor when it comes to choosing a device to buy. It has managed to outperform competing materials, such as soda-lime glass and other strengthened glass as it’s the choice material for various device manufacturers. With the Gorilla Glass featured in more than 3 billion devices since their inception, and the key selling point of over 40 manufacturers, it’s clear to see why anyone would want a Gorilla Glass protected device. With every new Corning Gorilla Glass announced, Corning never fails to display their unparalleled expertise and a tougher variation of the their Gorilla Glass. The company’s new Corning Gorilla Glass 4, addresses every consumers’ No. 1 issue – screen breakage from everyday drops. Let’s be honest — you can live with a few scratches on your screen, but a cracked screen from a fall is unforgiving. The Gorilla Glass 4 was announced in November 2014, it’s designed to survive collisions with rough surfaces we come in contact with in our everyday life.
Corning Gorilla Glass has outperformed competing materials, such as soda-lime glass and other strengthened glass, since it was introduced in 2007, and we’re always innovating to push the limits of what glass can do, said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials. With Gorilla Glass 4, we have focused on significantly improving protection against sharp contact damage, which is the primary reason that mobile devices break. Dropping and breaking a phone is a common problem, and one that our customers have asked us to help address.
The Gorilla Glass 4 is manufactured using Corning’s proprietary fusion draw process, and they still managed to maintain the thinness, durability, and optical clarity for which Gorilla Glass is known. With an 80 percent survival rate each drop, the Gorilla Glass 4 is said to have dramatically improved its drop performance. The 2015 Mobile World Congress is only months away, I can’t wait to see what device manufacturers are doing with the new Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Check out the Gorilla Glass 4 test video below for some visuals.
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