Em 2020 a Corning launched the first generation of glass Gorilla Glass Diet to protect the screen of our smartphones. According to the North American company, the Victus glass can survive falls of up to 2 meters in height. However, we now have the new generation of resistant glass, the Gorilla Glass 2 with even greater resistance to scratches and falls.
The new iteration brings greater protection against scratches on the screen, caused mainly by rough materials such as tar and cement, in order to avoid serious damage to the smartphone.
For the consumer, this is good news and yet another new name to be aware of when buying a mobile device in 2023.
Corning introduces new tough Gorilla Glass Victus 2
According to the vice president and manager of Gorilla Glass, David Velasquez, the development of the new version of this glass took into account the increase in the size of screens on smartphones. Increasing around 10% in the last 4 years, as well as the weight of mobile phones which also increased, by around 15% during the same period.
The executive claims that the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 will make all the difference in falls of up to 1 meter in height and respective survival in shocks with hard surfaces such as concrete or stone. In addition, the new generation glass is more resistant to scratches.
Enhanced drop survival of up to 2 meters
“We set the goal of our challenges to create a glass composite that was more durable to withstand waist-high drops on rougher, asphalt surfaces.”
In addition, we also want the glass to perform better when covering larger and heavier devices”, points out David Velasquez.
Corning has put a lot of emphasis on the glass’s greater resistance to being dropped on asphalt. For the company, this will be the rub of the new generation, the touchstone (literally), with a greater degree of survival to falls from 2 meters in height, and shocks from half a meter.
Drop-proof screen on cement and asphalt thanks to Gorilla Glass Victus 2
New generation glass technical sheet. Credit: Corning
Corning revealed several metrics and test protocols performed on the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on its page, always highlighting the highest survival rate of this generation to falls and risks. We can also observe several rounds of tests on the new generation of Gorilla Glass Victu 2 with different results.
Emphasis has always been placed on the phone’s resistance to drops that we can reasonably expect with normal use of our smartphones. More specifically, falls from waist height, for example when taking your smartphone out of your pocket.
We also have higher height test rounds, simulating scenarios where we are using the phone during a call and drop it. These are undoubtedly promising results that should lead to greater durability for our smartphones arriving in 2023.
We then observe a shock test, simulating instances where we hit the screen on a sharp surface, against a corner, something that quickly breaks glass.
It should also be noted that, according to the company, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 offers resistance four times greater than that offered by aluminosilicate with a threshold of 8 to 10 Newtons of force. This compares to 2 to 4 Newtons from leading market competitors with similar solutions.
Finally, Corning did not specify which will be the first smartphone to employ its new Gorilla Glass Victus. However, we have a wide range of new mobile phones debuting this technology in 2023 such as the Galaxy S23.
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