Corning announces Gorilla Glass 3

Corning announces Gorilla Glass 3
The major manufacturers update their flagship devices every year, and parts makers are no different. Processors get updated, displays, and even the glass that covers the display. CES looks like the time when Corning is planning to let everyone know each year why you should be excited about the new Gorilla Glass. Last year, Corning unveiled Gorilla Glass 2 at CES, and this year it's time for Gorilla Glass 3.

With Gorilla Glass 2 the plan was to make it thinner, but keep the same strength. This year, the plan with Gorilla Glass 3 is to offer more toughness. Corning is claiming that Gorilla Glass 3 will be three times more scratch resistance, and offer a 40% reduction in the number of visible scratches, and a 50% boost in retained strength after the glass becomes flawed. 

You may notice that none of those improvements will really help as far as impact resistance, so it won't help much for drops, but at the least you can feel safer when your phone is in your pocket or in a bag with other items. We're hoping CES 2014 will show Gorilla Glass 4 that can actually take a drop by being a flexible display, but we'll have to wait and see on that. 

Consumer Electronics at CES 2013

Introducing Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 and Optical Cables by Corning
CORNING, N.Y. - Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced its plans for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. The Corning booth, #14813 Central Hall, will highlight the company's newest specialty glass solutions and their benefits for today's consumer electronics device trends.
Corning plans to introduce two new products at CES 2013: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3, a new glass composition with durability enhancements; and Optical Cables by Corning, fiber-based, device-to-device connectivity solutions that significantly extend the data transmission range past the limits of copper-based cables. Full product details will be included in announcements planned for Monday, Jan. 7.

"This year at CES, Corning will demonstrate its industry leadership in specialty glass and fiber optic technologies with the introduction of two products designed to enhance and extend the capabilities of consumers' favorite devices," said Wendell P. Weeks, chairman, chief executive officer, and president. "These new innovations build on the increasingly important and continually evolving role of highly engineered glass technologies in delivering improved product performance and functionality through touch capabilities, protective cover glass, and device connectivity."

In the Corning booth, experts will be on hand to discuss and present hourly demonstrations of the toughness of Gorilla Glass 3 as well as the connectivity and flexibility of Optical Cables by Corning. The booth will also showcase the benefits of Corning Gorilla Glass in larger format, multi-touch displays for education, entertainment and other applications.
source: Engadget

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17 Comments

17. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

my xperia p doesn't use this GG but still good enough..

14. thelegend6657 unregistered

So when are they using it ?

15. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

not sure but i read an article on here stating that sammy doesnt have it fine tuned enough just yet for mass production and they even confirmed that it wouldnt be in the s4

10. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

if it doesnt help when u drop it on the ground then what good is it really?

9. thelegend6657 unregistered

But somesong is already planning to use bendy screen on their next flagship according to an article i read on phonearena

11. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

if ur talking about the s4 which is their next flagship phone due out then no their not

7. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

i wish the X Phone was being showcased at the CES

13. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

I doubt... Probably we only have something consistent in october or november. It seems to be a Motorola Nexus. If it isn't a Nexus, i think it will be released between June and August.

6. lonewolf2873

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

I'm happy to see improvements to an already unflawed product. Flexible display 2014 sounds good to me.

5. lonewolf2873

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

I have had zero problems with rev. 1 or 2 honestly. I've sat on my phone several times, most times I've just left in pocket until I get up. I've dropped it half a dozen times, though it has shell around corners. I carry half the time in pocket with keys and change. No scratches or nicks anywhere. Shiny as day 1 and without any screen protection.

4. cheetah2k

Posts: 2342; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I wonder what happened to Asahi Glass?

12. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

The Sony Xperia Z (Yuga) and ZL (Odin) suposed to use The Asahi Dragontrail in the front and the back. But we only know for sure next week (I hope!)

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I wish they would also work on making the glass less reflective and more resistant to fingerprints.

8. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I think that also has to do with some things specific manufactures do or different types of LCD and Amoled screens. The Rezound was so reflective is was like looking in a mirror. My RAZR amd Maxx HD werent as reflective. My Droid X1 wasnt as reflective, Droid 1 too. I think HTC tried something different. It didnt work IMO.

1. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

in my opinion last year gg2 faild

3. cheetah2k

Posts: 2342; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

GG2 was still very soft but with added flexural strength. I also found it very soft and easily scratched. Maybe GG3 will be 3rd time lucky?

16. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

my GG2 device seemed to be a lot easier to scratch than my GG1 too. ):

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