Gorilla Glass 4 Launches This Quarter, Claimed to be 2x Stronger Than Any Other Screen
Creators of Gorilla Glass, Corning Incorporated, recently unveiled the fourth generation of its glass technology – the Gorilla Glass 4. The company is sure of the toughness of its new products and claims that it can endure a drop of one metre without shattering – 80 percent of the time. This new glass is being promoted as ‘up to two times stronger’ than any other competitive mobile screen, specifically aimed at surviving everyday drops in the real world.
Corning also mentioned that soda-lime glass, used in most of today’s devices, breaks almost every time when dropped from some height. The company claims that the Gorilla Glass 4 can even handle rough surfaces and pavements, signifying that with this glass technology, the phone should be less prone to shattering.
“Corning Gorilla Glass has outperformed competing materials, such as soda-lime glass and other strengthened glass, since it was introduced in 2007, and we’re always innovating to push the limits of what glass can do”, said James Steiner, SVP and General Manager at Corning.
Meanwhile, Corning testing charts reveal that the new GG4, at a thickness of 0.4 mm, can withstand higher drops than GG3, which has a thickness of 0.7 mm. This makes the GG4 more durable and apparently thinner than its earlier models.
Our sources reveal that the latest version of this glass will reach consumers this quarter. Though, Corning did not reveal which manufacturers would be the first to introduce the new toughened glass technology.