Corning announced its latest glass protector, Gorilla Glass 6, that can be used in future smartphones. This innovation in the product has been engineered to survive multiple drops, and that too from greater heights than its predecessor, Gorilla Glass 5.
On average, smartphone owners drop their devices at least seven times a year, and in a press release, Corning said that Gorilla Glass 6 is designed to withstand several drops to counter that!
“To improve cover glass performance, Corning scientists developed and engineered an entirely new material to address the challenge of multiple drops. On average, in lab tests, Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops from 1 meter onto rough surfaces, and is up to two times better than Gorilla Glass 5.
This translates to more than double drops than what an average user has to face in a year. Previously, for Gorilla Glass 5, the report said “Gorilla Glass 5 is said to survive facedown drops from 5.2 feet onto a rough surface 80 percent of the time.” Although the latest report does not specify a height it is definitely much more durable.
The big question for iPhone users now is, how soon does this mechanism find a home on the iPhone screen?
Because Apple uses glass for majority of its iPhones, the use of durable glass protectors such as Gorilla Glass make a lot of sense, but it might be overly optimistic to expect the new glass on 2018 iPhone lineup.
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