Corning Incorporated yesterday announced the release of its newest glass innovation, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2. The new glass composition in Gorilla Glass Victus 2 makes it less likely to break when dropped on rough surfaces such as concrete. But it doesn’t scratch as easily as its predecessor, Gorilla Glass Victus, which came out two years earlier.
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2: Details
According to research done by Corning, 84% of buyers in three major smartphone markets—China, India, and the United States—thought that durability was more important than the brand itself when making a purchase.
“Our scientists had to develop a glass composition that could withstand waist-high drops onto rougher surfaces than asphalt, which increased both the load on the cover glass and the possibility of breakage.” “Gorilla Glass Victus 2 redefines toughness for customers and OEMs,” says the Vice President.
Smartphones are the focal point of our digital lives, and the need for scratch and drop resistance has grown in tandem with our reliance on clear, damage-free displays. “Surfaces matter,” he added, “and rough surfaces like concrete are everywhere.”
During lab tests, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 withstood one-meter drops on concrete. Other manufacturers’ aluminosilicate glasses usually break when dropped from half a metre or less. Gorilla Glass Victus 2 withstood a 2-meter fall on asphalt and had four times the scratch resistance of comparable aluminosilicate, according to the company.
According to the company, Gorilla Glass has been used in 8 billion devices across 45 major brands. Corning keeps up its tradition of coming up with new ideas by making market-leading cover glasses, glass, and optics for semiconductor products. These things improve performance, add new ways to connect, make it possible to make new designs, and help users have interactive experiences with augmented reality and 3D sensing.
The Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is being tested by a number of customers right now, and it should be on the market in the coming months.
David Velasquez, Vice President and General Manager of Gorilla Glass, commented on the announcement: