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. 

source: Engadget

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17 Comments

1. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

in my opinion last year gg2 faild

3. cheetah2k

Posts: 2146; 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. ):

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.

4. cheetah2k

Posts: 2146; 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!)

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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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

17. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

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

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