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First phablet with Gorilla Glass 4? Why, Note 4, of course.

First phablet with Gorilla Glass 4? Why, Note 4, of course.

We first heard about the potential next Gorilla Glass 4 edition when a Lumia flagship prototype leaked out, and was featured with the tough and thin protective layer on top of its display. At the time it was dismissed as a typo or a fake rumor, but a few weeks later, at the end of November, Corning indeed took to the airwaves, and announced the fourth iteration of its Gorilla Glass franchise. This one is thinner and stronger than its predecessor, as they always are, but we knew nothing about which handsets are or will be equipped with the durable sheets.

Well, yesterday Corning issued a press release to inform us that it's the Galaxy Alpha that had the privilege to be the first handset flaunting Gorilla Glass 4, which allowed it to remain thin, light and yet a tough nut to crack. Now, we are learning that there is at least another handset out there with the new cover sheet from Corning, and it is none other than the Note 4 - the world's first phablet with Gorilla Glass 4, suits it right.

source: Corning

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posted on 11 Dec 2014, 02:34 2

1. zunaidahmed (Posts: 812; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


This doesn't really make sense, why would they hide the facts first, and suddenly say that this has the new GG4. I am not saying they are lying, but it is true that there is no way for the customer to tell the difference between GG4 and GG3, even if they use GG2 and call it a GG4, we have to believe. So I just have my doubts about it, that's all.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 02:36

2. vincelongman (Posts: 4445; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Probably because Samsung used a much thinner piece of the tougher GG4
So it actually still has the same toughness as the Note 3's thicker piece of GG3

They said the GG4 in the Alpha was only 0.4 mm

That's the problem with the OEMs making thing thinner and thinner

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 02:58 14

3. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Maybe they had to wait for Corning to announce it.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 03:17 1

6. Gadgety (Posts: 172; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


The don't seem to flaunt APT-X on Samsung devices either.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 06:27 3

18. rockers123 (Posts: 135; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


They are not Apple. If you can remember they never said there is USB 3.0 on Note 3 also 64bit on Note 4 Exynos...

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 23:41

22. Andrewtst (Posts: 633; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Samsung never promote the Gorilla Glass anymore quite some times since Note 3.

Every time is Corning itself mention at website.

There is nothing need to doubt that at all.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 03:00 5

4. TheHossein (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Sep 2014)


Don't know why they didn't said that first , But Note 4 rocks anyway ! One of the best in the markets .

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 23:43

23. Andrewtst (Posts: 633; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Samsung never promote and mention the Gorilla Glass anymore quite some times since Note 3.

Every time is Corning itself mention at website.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 03:13 5

5. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


Hail Galaxy Alpha users!

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 03:43

7. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


+1 :-)

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 03:51 4

9. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The Alpha is a seriously sexy piece of kit. First 20nm chip, 6.7mm, and first GG4. Too bad it unfairly got overshadowed by the Z3 compact and iphone 6. I mean the screen does let it down a bit but it's in the same league as the Z3 compact and iphone 6 screens.

If it had the same screen as the M7 or an equivalent 1080 screen though, game over for every other handset hardware wise.

The battery life is surprisingly solid, no complaints there.

posted on 12 Dec 2014, 12:38

25. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


And Note 4 users :-)
Sorry Apple users. Apple is no longer listed as a user f Corning Gorilla Glass. Which is why the latest models likely are scratching so easy.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 03:49

8. DroidMystic (Posts: 83; Member since: 31 Oct 2014)


The Gorilla glass 4 is for the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 with Snapdragon 810 not the current with Snapdragon 805.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 04:05 6

11. vincelongman (Posts: 4445; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Source?

According to Corning all the Alphas and Note 4s are using Gorilla Glass 4

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 23:44

24. Andrewtst (Posts: 633; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Which source tell you that, don't simply assume and make false comment.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 03:56

10. hmd74 (Posts: 478; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Is it about the new shipments?
or my Note 4 has Gorilla glass 4?!
----
How about the Galaxy Alpha?

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 04:05 3

12. vincelongman (Posts: 4445; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


According to Corning all the Alphas and Note 4s are using Gorilla Glass 4

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 04:05 1

13. pitzy (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 May 2014)


There is a drop test with the Note 4 on youtube.
TechRax is the first to do it.
Note 4 GG4 cracks..
One word: MARKETING!

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 04:41 1

14. dimas (Posts: 2146; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Saw the video.Maybe it cracked because Sammy made it too thin unlike the Note 3's display. They should maintain the thickness of the previous model. But I agree, marketing.

posted on 12 Dec 2014, 12:40

26. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


If you drop a phone on its face on a hard surface, it will crack. Corning stated that. If you are out to just break the glass, you can break it. It's that simple.

The keyword here is "GLASS". I don't care what it is made of, if it is glass it will break. It's that simple dude.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 04:47 1

15. solidsnake695 (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


i just install glass protector on any phone its better to install glass protection than believing gg4 will not crock

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 05:17

16. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 401; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


i have aquestion here my exynos note 4 appear to have armv7 on antutu not amv8 although according to phonearena the exynos 7octa (5433) is amrv8?????????????????

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 05:34 1

17. jpkelly05 (Posts: 95; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


1st thought. Remember the bend test with a lot of phones, and Note4 came out on top. GG4 actually makes sense. As for drop test. It all depends on how a phone falls. These tests are... ok but not perfect representations of every phones future falls. I have dropped my N4 many time. Notta 1 scratch or crack.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 07:10

19. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I dropped my G3, face down on pavement, 5 feet up..only had a tint ding in the corner..still received the full $350 buy back from T Mobile and the screen was scratch free.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 11:03

20. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Yea, ive already dropped my note 4 a dozen times. Not an issue. Of course, I also use a case and screen protector to minimize damage. Anyone who doesnt is an idiot.. its a freakin $900 phone. lol

posted on 12 Dec 2014, 12:41

27. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Really? I paid $650 for mine. What country you in?

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 13:22

21. Billajr (Posts: 21; Member since: 15 Jun 2014)


What about the Note Edge? I wonder if it has GG4.

posted on 12 Dec 2014, 12:42

28. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Why wouldn't it be? It is a Note 4, isn't it?

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