Oct 27 AT 4:44 PM Dustin Earley 21 Comments

Move over Gorilla Glass, Lotus Glass is Corning’s new pride and joy

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Corning Gorilla Glass has quickly become the standard in durable smartphone displays. There are other types of fortified glass out there, but Gorilla Glass has practically become a household name. It’s currently being used in hundreds of products by manufacturers all over the world. Unfortunately, Gorilla Glass isn’t for everyone. Not because of pricing or availability, but because of the technical limitations. That’s where Lotus Glass comes in.

Lotus Glass is a new type of fortified glass from Corning that will be used in high resolution LCD and OLED displays. With more “thermal and dimensional stability” than Gorilla glass, Lotus Glass will be more flexible to design needs and should help prevent display imperfections.

The process of manufacturing a high resolution display, like a smartphone for example, requires intense temperature changes. These changes in temperature can put a lot of stress on the glass being used, and in some cases, cause imperfections. Lotus Glass has a higher annealing point than Gorilla Glass, meaning “more heat is required for the material to relax internal stresses and forces.”

Better heat endurance with added design flexibility means Gorilla Glass may become a thing of the past. Lotus Glass has already gone into production, but Corning won’t reveal if any manufacturers have signed on to use it yet. Could the Galaxy Nexus be one of the first? It seems unlikely at this point, but Samsung did say they are using fortified glass. Just not Gorilla. We’ll be keeping an eye out for more on Lotus Glass in the months to come.

Source: Wired

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Dee

    is it to late to manufacture some after the fact?

  • BiGMERF

    goodness the mobile world evolves so damm fast ! slow the hell down ! LMAO

    • Sway_212

      Have to agree! We’re going from dual-core to quad-core in the same year itself!

    • some internet dude

      No way, faster faster.

    • charliethesuperturtle

      maybe this will keep them kids from breaking my window
      anyway ,
      lotus glass seems pretTy cool

  • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

    doesnt that curve glass just make you think galaxy nexus??

    • BiGMERF

      look man stop teasing me !! lmao

      • http://keridel.blogspot.com keridel

        sorry big man. will not say another word about it :)

  • Nathan

    it would be super cool if it was on the galaxy nexus just saying

  • Rainai

    The man in the picture is like saying, “This is how we achieved the curve in Galaxy Nexus.” =p

  • royalsuen

    This Guy looks like Dexter.

  • WarDrake

    If that’s what the nexus has, that’s just one more point for the device of my dreams…

  • maxican16

    wasn’t it Corning who sent the tweet stating the new nexus didn’t have gorilla glass? they probably would’ve mentioned this new glass then and there, if it was used..

  • The_Diz

    Lotus Glass = pansy name. “Rhino Glass is already TM’d but how bout Turtle Glass, Diamond Glass, Badass Glass, Kate Beckinsale in a Black Leather Jumpsuit with Giant Guns Glass?

    • kazahani

      KBBLJGG Glass for short!

  • Joshua

    If only friggin battery technology would get it’s act together.

  • http://www.weblogku.com Azam

    As long that it can keep the screen in one piece, I’ll be happy… :D

  • Charles

    This article mentions heat stress, but says nothing about the impact durability of Lotus glass in comparison to Gorilla. WHY!? Does anyone have any stats regarding this? Does Lotus glass have better heat resistance but lower impact? or is it better in both areas?

  • http://youtube.com/user/jawckamoe Marcus

    Woah. That would be amazing if this glass was used in the Galaxy Nexus. But I am also wondering the same thing as Charles. Would the glass be more durable or just as durable as Gorilla Glass? Or less?

  • pritams

    insanely amazing…