Corning’s Gorilla Glass has been protecting our screens from shattering on the pavement for years now, and today the company unveiled its toughest glass yet.
Corning says that Gorilla Glass 4 is up to twice as tough as competitive glass and that it can survive drops onto rough surfaces like asphalt “up to 80 percent of the time.” To compare, the soda-lime glass that’s used in many devices shatters “nearly 100 percent of the time.”
The new Gorilla Glass 4 uses Corning’s fusion draw creation process that keeps the glass thin and retains optical clarity while also improving its drop performance compared to previous models.
To date, Corning’s Gorilla Glass has been used by more than 40 manufacturers in 1,395 products. Gorilla Glass 4 is already being sampled by and shipped to companies around the globe, but Corning didn’t name any specific manufacturers.
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