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Corning has just released Gorilla Glass 5, and with two of the biggest launches in the smartphone industry just around the corner you should get excited.

 

While not openly said, Gorilla Glass was first and originally developed for the first iPhone. Corning will be shipping Gorilla Glass 5 this quarter and the iPhone 7 which is slated for a September launch may get the latest Gorilla Glass 5, and so may the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

About 4.5 billion of the world’s phones use Gorilla Glass on their displays according to Corning.  The technology behind Gorilla Glass was developed originally for Automotive industry, and this year, Ford announced that the 2016 GT model will have Gorilla Glass windshields. Some ATM also have an antimicrobial version of Gorilla Glass on their displays.

We recently did a survey, and it’s fairly obvious that everyone drops their phone. We find that the average height is over a meter high. Based on our internal data on drop events, our data shows that Gorilla Glass 5 outperforms 4 by 1.8-times. -SVP Jim Steiner

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Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is designed not only to withstand the scratches that Gorilla Glass 4 could, but also take drops from selfie height. Failure of Gorilla Glass 5 entails any manner of cracking, dropped for a height of 1.6 meters . This was achieved thanks to new materials that make up the glass, as well as the chemical used to strengthen it.

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Bharat Nagpal
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7 comments
Nilesh Kharat
Nilesh Kharat

I would actually be excited if my dad says I could have a phone with this in it, not just because of the news.

Vishwas Ravindran
Vishwas Ravindran

Gorilla glass 3 is meant for scratch resistant not impact resistant! Who the hell said to you Gorilla glass 3 is made to save the phone from the fall impact?

Chayan Naskar
Chayan Naskar

I have one with 4.7 inch screen Gorilla Glass 2 and belief me, no one can use a phone as roughly as I do. Even after extreme drop there isn't any scratch. The main theory is, the larger the screen the more chances of breaking the glass.