Corning Brings Gorilla Glass 4 to India to Help Prevent Your Screen From Shattering
Smartphones have started to control our lives. They hold almost all our information and with each passing day they are gaining priority over computers to access the internet. But they are delicate beings too. For a person with butterfingers, it would mean shattered glass. This leads to loss of sensory components that end up rendering the device non-functional. It leads to grueling days ahead as they try to use the device with the damaged glass or have to shell out big money to get the screen replaced. To save you from all the hassles, Corning has brought in Gorilla Glass 4 to the Indian market.
Corning claims that the Gorilla Glass 4 goes further in terms of strength in comparison to all its competitors. They state that the glass has twice as much damage resistance in comparison to aluminosilicate glass. The company said that it conducted multiple extensive tests to prove the efficacy of the glass to prevent shattering.
The scientists at Corning developed new drop-test methods that simulate real-world break events, based on thousands of hours analyzing cover glass that had broken in the field or laboratory. They dropped the devices facedown from a height of one meter using multiple techniques. The examination of devices from the company’s tests led to the conclusion that Gorilla Glass 4 survives up to 80 percent of the time while Soda-lime glass, which is commonly deployed in today’s commercial devices, breaks nearly 100 percent of the time.
To strengthen their glass, Corning uses a proprietary fusion draw process which maintains the thinness, durability, and optical clarity. The company’s glass has been inducted in over 1,395 devices, and more than three billion such devices have been sold since their inception in 2007.
Although it’s good to have a strengthened glass on your device, it would be inadvisable to test out the glass at home. The scientists have already done that bit for you. You may not be as lucky with your efforts as these cute Gorilla family.