Corning has introduced its latest glass technology — Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Built on a decade-long legacy of delivering the toughest cover glass available for consumer mobile devices, Gorilla Glass 6 is Corning’s most durable cover glass to date, as per the company.
A recent worldwide Toluna consumer study revealed that, on average, people drop their phones seven times a year, with more than 50 per cent of the drops occurring at 1 meter or below. 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, and is up to two times better than Gorilla Glass 5, as per the company. Under the same test conditions, competitive glass compositions, such as soda lime and aluminosilicate, did not survive the first drop.
In addition to larger front displays with more surface area, mobile device manufacturers are also embracing phone designs with glass backs. These designs are providing new features and applications for consumers, such as enhanced wireless charging, larger screen sizes with smaller bezels, and customization through printed glass backs. With its optical clarity, touch sensitivity, scratch resistance, efficient wireless charging and enhanced durability, Gorilla Glass 6 is poised to enable these new design trends.
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 is currently being evaluated by multiple customers and expected to reach the market in the next several months....