New Kyocera Sapphire Shield video suggests sapphire glass is ready for prime-time
So what is the Sapphire Shield? The details are extremely vague at this point, but it seems the product stands for an actual protective display covering for manufacturers, instead of a screen protector for customers. The announcement indirectly suggests that Kyocera is ready, or at least up to the task to deliver large quantities of sapphire displays to smartphone and wearable manufacturers.
Will Kyocera be the one to convince those loyal to Gorilla Glass that the time and place to switch to sapphire is already upon us? We're genuinely curious, because from what we know about sapphire glass, using it for anything bigger than a watch-face is impractical, to say the least. For example, those in the know say that the low yield of sapphire will push Apple to restrict sapphire coverings to higher-end iPhone 6 models.
via Android Central
5. na7noo7 (Posts: 224; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)
DragonTrail only has 7H Hardness. Sapphire has either 9H or 10H.
7. Ashoaib (Posts: 1977; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
so kyocera is going to steal lime light from apple... where are those ifans who were calling use of saphirre in iphone is a real innovation... now kyocera has done this innovation b4 apple
10. Busyboy (Posts: 288; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)
Why? I doubt you would replace your Z2 for it anyways
11. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
I know. I will probably have the Z2 for two years. But of course I still hope to see Sony doing their best in their phones.
3. DillWeed (Posts: 66; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)
Apple has to erase the "the only one to offer sapphire" from their september presentation.
8. Daboss (Posts: 42; Member since: 27 Sep 2013)
Hope it makes you sleep better at night. Hate apple all u want the iphone 6 will still be the best selling phone ever. None of ur powerful driods could even beat the 9 months old 5s :)
6. engineer-1701d (Posts: 889; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
i just wish kyocera would have higher specs then they would sell like the tourque low specs great phone hard core just low screen and slow cpu and ram