Corning Gorilla Glass 6 – Took nearly 15 drops to break it

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Dropped your phone and worried about how much the screen replacement would cost? It looks like you are not going to worry after all, since Corning has designed its all-new Gorilla Glass 6, which lets your phone survive several falls of torture.

Yes, it is true, as revealed by the company behind the Gorilla Glass, Corning, this Wednesday at the company’s new  Sunnyvale, California, technology center. With the newest technology employed by the company, you need not worry even if you let your phone get dropped multiple times in one go from a height of 1 meter i.e. nearly 3.28 feet, which is around the average height for drops. To be exact, the phone’s screen survived 15 drops, which is two times the number of drops sustained by the ancestor: Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

If you still aren’t convinced or consider this as just a co-incident, then do try dropping a normal glass from such a height. If not a miracle, it would most certainly break on the first drop.

In case you aren’t familiar with Corning, then perhaps you might have seen the name sometime in your kitchen glassware, since Corning along with making glass displays for major smartphone brands, also makes kitchen glassware. Not only this, but their glass is employed for TVs and other precious electronic items as well. Nearly, every phone these days has some model of Corning Glass used, and even the tech-giants, Apple and Samsung rely on Corning for their display panels. It is so widely used that more than 6 billion mobile phones have shipped with a Corning Gorilla Glass since its inception back in 2007.

It common for Corning to release an updated Gorilla Glass once every two years, like it introduced the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 two years back in 2016. The protective glass at that time provided 4 times the resistance a normal glass would offer, something really needed by occasional droppers. As per a study from Toluna, cited by Corning itself, people tend to drop their phones around seven times a year. They indeed are lucky, if their phone’s screen still survives, courtesy Gorilla Glass.

The market is ready to accept the new Gorilla Glass, since screen breaks do report themselves, with larger panels than before. It is likely that the new phones in a couple of months would ship with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.


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