Future of phone displays: non-reflective, antimicrobial, made with Corning
- Glass can withstand an astonishing amount of pressure. Imagine, for example, a scale that measures the pressure under an elephant’s foot. Glass can theoretically tolerate the pressure of 10,000 elephants stacked on top of that scale – a strength of 10 gigapascals.
- A sheet of glass is so stable that it would take 20 trillion times the age of the earth to create a visible sag in the thickness of a glass window. This dimensional stability is critical to manufacturers of high-performance devices.
- You want to talk transparency? The glass used for optical fiber – which forms the backbone of the Internet – is 30 times more transparent than the purest water, and only about 1 percent less transmissive of light than air on a clear day.
- As for being impermeable – consider the difference between plastic and glass covers on electronics. A molecule of oxygen could pass through a piece of 1-millimeter-thick plastic in about two weeks. That same trip would take 30 billion years through the same thickness of glass. That makes glass “an ideal enclosure for advanced display technologies such as OLEDs, which decay rapidly if exposed to oxygen or water,” said Mr Evenson
The circle in the middle is treated with Corning's new anti-reflection tech
In two hours time, the antimicrobial coating from Corning has assassinated harmful bacteria and viruses lurking on your phone or tablet display
1. Plesman (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)
"Glass can withstand an astonishing amount of pressure. Imagine, for example, a scale that measures the pressure under an elephant’s foot. Glass can theoretically tolerate the pressure of 10,000 elephants stacked on top of that scale – a strength of 10 gigapascals."
Oh, that's way! I though for sure my pet elephant would have broken the glass of my phone when he stepped on it, but it was fine! It's a shame I dropped it 10 minutes later and my screen was cracked!
14. yasir4yasir (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)
Its a theoretical assumption. Its accounts only compressive stress or no bending stress. Glass is weak against bending stress.
19. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Tensile strength and impact resistance are two different things.
It's a well known fact that materials with great tensile strength are usually brittle.
3. aditya.k (Posts: 459; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
Its a whole in the glass not Corning's new glass! :P
4. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
been waiting for non reflective screens for years. Whats the point of having a portable device if you can barely see the screen when outside. How long before we start start seeing devices with these new screens?
9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3009; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
This might be Corning Gorilla Glass 4 or maybe some Corning Elephant anti-bacterial glass.
I thought that circle in the huge sheet of glass was a cut out...really amazing tech though.
5. tiara6918 (Posts: 1395; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Finally, now we don't have to struggle when looking at our smartphones out in the shining sun
7. surethom (Posts: 256; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
This is fantastic it cannot come quick enough. Sony needs this so much there phones are the worst, as I am typing on 1 now, so so bad.
8. Cyberchum (Posts: 269; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
And it'll will take years to be implemented. The battery life advancements anyone?
10. byazatt (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
This will be awesome news especially for amoled screens whose peak brightness has not gotten high enough. bring it on note three already! (wishful thinking. :-()
13. c.sanchez (Posts: 16; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
The Xperia Z is in the new music video I'm Out- Ciara ft. Nicki Minaj
16. JMartin22 (limited) (Posts: 973; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
I don't like Corning or how misleading their product advertisements seem to be. Their chemical reconditioned glass seems no more durable than generic glass. These stupid endurance lab tests aren't conducive to real life results either. You drop your phone on a hard surface, it's going to shatter, due to the kind of pressure load its taking.
18. milesboy5 (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)
That is because Corning glass is SCRATCH resistant not drop proof... otherwise they would demonstrate that during their conferences.
20. GrmanR (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)
Not sre if i want all that glass in my house, an Earthquake would be really really bad lol
23. TBomb (Posts: 110; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
I want my whole phone to be made of this... i thnik it'd be pretty cool to have a phone that you can see all the chip and wires and such inside.