Corning has announced that OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp Ltd will be the first mobile device manufacturer to adopt Corning’s latest cover glass technology —Gorilla Glass 6, for their upcoming flagship model. The flagship smartphone is expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
Unveiled a few weeks ago, Gorilla Glass 6 is the Corning’s most durable cover glass to date. Research shows that consumers drop their smartphone on average seven times per year. To improve cover glass performance, Corning scientists developed and engineered an entirely new material to address the challenge of multiple drops. On average, in lab tests, Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops from 1 meter onto rough surfaces. Under the same test conditions, competitive glass compositions, such as soda lime and aluminosilicate, did not survive the first drop.
“We are excited to have OPPO adopt Gorilla Glass 6,” said John Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass. “OPPO’s new flagship model will provide consumers, who depend on their smartphone for every interaction in their digital lives, increased protection against multiple drops.”
However, this isn’t the first time OPPO has associated itself with Corning for debuting their product. OPPO was also one of the first adopters of Gorilla Glass 5, using the cover glass across a broad range of its smartphone portfolio, including the recently launched OPPO Find X and R15 models.
“OPPO and Corning have always maintained a close working relationship, which has enabled a superior user experience for consumers through multiple versions of OPPO smartphones,” said Andy Wu, vice president, OPPO. “We are excited to be the first to adopt Gorilla Glass 6 on our upcoming smartphone, and we believe that consumers around the globe will enjoy an unprecedented experience.”