Corning makes Gorilla Glass 4 official
Gorilla Glass has been a popular choice for manufacturers to shield their devices’ screen from scratches, but until now it stands little to no chance against drops, particularly on rough surfaces. Corning is looking to change that though with the announcement of the tougher Gorilla Glass 4.
According to Corning, the next-gen Gorilla Glass should be able to walk away unscathed, 80% of the time, after falling on a rough surface like asphalt from a height of 1 meter.
For comparison, Corning claims that Gorilla Glass 4 is “up to” two times tougher than its predecessor which is found on most of flagship devices like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Now if want to know the nitty gritty stuff behind the next-gen Gorilla Glass and you’re up for some science-backed fun, here’s a 10-minute long video featuring Adam and Jamie from Mythbusters.
The new and improved Gorilla Glass 4 is expected to make its way to Corning’s partners starting next year.