Corning today unveiled its newest glass innovation, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2. With a new glass composition, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 delivers improved drop performance on rough surfaces like concrete, while preserving the scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass Victus.
“We challenged our scientists not only to create a glass composition that was durable enough to better survive drops from waist height onto rougher surfaces than asphalt, but to improve cover-glass performance for larger and heavier devices,” said Velasquez. “With more sophisticated and varied designs, today’s smartphones are nearly 15% heavier, and screen sizes are up to 10% larger, than they were four years ago – increasing both the stress on the cover glass and the probability of damage.”
In lab tests, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 survived drops of up to one meter on a surface replicating concrete. Competitive aluminosilicate glasses from other manufacturers typically failed when dropped from half a meter or less. In addition, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 continued to survive drops up to two meters on a surface replicating asphalt and maintained scratch resistance up to four times better than competitive aluminosilicate.
Gorilla Glass has been designed into more than 8 billion devices by more than 45 major brands, enhancing performance and delivering new connectivity features, enabling new designs, and supporting immersive user experiences with augmented reality and 3D sensing.
Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is currently being evaluated by multiple customers and is expected to reach the market within the next few months. For technical information, see Corning’s production information here.
And here for your viewing pleasure are the gruesome tests