The Gorilla glass maker corning developed a new composition for Gorilla Glass 6 to deal with the multiple drops issue.
Gorilla Glass is the ultra-strong glass that prevents your phone display from getting all scratched up when dropped in your purse or shoved in your pocket. And it’s built to resist drops and other damage.
Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops from 1 meter onto rough surfaces. Two times better than Gorilla Glass 5 under the same test conditions. Competitive glass compositions, such as soda lime and aluminosilicate did not survive the first drop.
Corning develops Gorilla Glass DX and Gorilla Glass DX+ for wearable devices
The company also unveiled Gorilla Glass DX and Gorilla Glass DX+. It aimed specifically at wearables and other similar devices. Gorilla Glass DX+ is more scratch-resistant than Gorilla Glass DX, but it’s also a little more expensive.
Corning developed a new composition for Gorilla Glass 6 to deal with the multiple drops issue, Josh Jacobs, a Corning tech manager overseeing Gorilla Glass product performance and reliability, said during Wednesday’s event.
Gorilla Glass 6 is in production now and available to smartphone makers. Expected to reach the market in the next several months.