Corning Announces Gorilla Glass 6, With Multi-Drop Protection

Corning's new glass will let your smartphone survive multiple drops

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In Corning's tests, the new Gorilla Glass composition held up to 15 drops on a rough surface before failing-up to twice as many times as the older formulation, apparently.

Corning chalks up the enhanced durability to a higher level of compression than was possible with Gorilla Glass 5.

Corning Gorilla Glass 6 significantly improves upon the previous iteration, confirmed Corning Gorilla Glass vice president and general manager, John Bayne. "Moreover, with breaks during drops being a probabilistic event, the added compression helps increase, on average, the likelihood of survival through multiple drop events".

According to the recent study, people drop their phones about seven times a year, with over 50 percent of those drops happening from one meter or below.

Corning, the glass maker, on Wednesday unveiled its newest concoction - Gorilla Glass 6 - that should survive repeated drops from heights of 1 meter (3.28 feet).

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Corning hasn't stated that scratch resistance has improved on Gorilla Glass 6, meaning that this will likely be the same as that of Gorilla Glass 5.

"As consumers become more dependent on their smartphones, the opportunity for potentially damaging drops is also on the rise". In 2016, Corning launched Gorilla Glass 5. Corilla Glass 6 has been formulated to deliver "unprecedented protection against multiple drops", an all-too-common accident faced by smart device owners, often needing pricy repairs. The debut of the new Gorilla Glass means that smartphone manufacturers will have a new glass to rely on since a lot of phones these days come with glass back, to support wireless charging.

If you own a smartphone or tablet, the chances are that Corning Gorilla Glass protects the display.

Expect to see Gorilla Glass 6 on new devices sometime next year; it's now in testing and will continue to be for the next several months. Corning Gorilla Glass 6 mitigates this phenomenon. It's expected to reach the market in "the next several months".

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