Corning Gorilla Glass Helps Meizu Make its Slimmest Smartphone Yet
Corning Inc. recently announced that Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. has chosen Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance™ for its new Meizu MX5 smartphone. “As the trend toward slimmer, sleeker devices continues in the consumer electronics industry, Corning has responded by enabling its customers to use thinner Corning Gorilla Glass with the durability consumers have come to expect from the product,” said Li Fang, president and general manager of Corning Greater China. “Because of Corning’s long-standing relationship with Meizu in China, our companies were able to collaborate to bring the durability of Gorilla Glass 3 to the new Meizu MX5 at a remarkable thinness of 0.4 mm. This significantly contributes to the phone’s thin, sleek design and excellent user experience.”
Meizu reportedly selected Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with NDR as a cover glass to help protect the 5.5-in. AMOLED display of the new MX5 phone because of its excellent scratch resistance and the fact that it is up to five times tougher than the soda-lime glass used on a majority of Chinese smartphones. In addition, the “native damage resistance” helps make the cover glass on the MX5 not only resistant to scratches, but also more likely to survive if a scratch does occur.
“Meizu was one of the first Chinese OEM customers to use Corning Gorilla Glass for its smartphones back in 2008 and has built a strong cooperative relationship with Corning,” said Bai Yongxiang, CEO of Meizu. “From M8 to the latest MX5, each generation of our products has enjoyed the toughness of Gorilla Glass. We trust its industry-leading durability and scratch resistance and are confident that it helps provide the best touch experience for our consumers as well.”
Gorilla Glass is manufactured using Corning’s proprietary fusion draw process. More than 40 manufacturers have designed Gorilla Glass into more than 1,450 product models, and have branded Gorilla Glass touch cover glass as a key selling feature. Since its launch in 2007, Gorilla Glass has been featured in more than 3 billion devices.