Corning Unveils Corning Gorilla Glass 5
The new cover glass is designed to provide further protection against breakage.
Corning Inc. recently unveiled Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5. Responding to consumers’ number-one issue with mobile devices, the new cover glass is designed to provide further protection against breakage from everyday drops. Rigorous lab tests reportedly show that Gorilla Glass 5 survives drops onto rough, unforgiving surfaces up to four times better than competitive glass designs. In lab tests, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 survives up to 80% of the time when dropped face-down from 1.6 m onto rough surfaces, reportedly far out-performing competitive glass designs.
“With each successive generation of Corning Gorilla Glass, we have taken cover glass technology to new levels,” said John Bayne, vice president and general manager. “Gorilla Glass 5 is no exception, extending Corning’s advantage in drop performance over competitive glasses. With many real-world drops occurring from between waist and shoulder height, we knew improving drop performance would be an important and necessary advancement.
“Corning has a 165-year history of delivering life-changing innovations. Gorilla Glass 5 is the latest example of Corning applying its material science expertise to solve tough consumer challenges in a way that impacts people’s everyday lives.”
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is commercially available and is expected to be on product models from leading global brands later this year.
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