Corning announces the first smartphone that uses Gorilla Glass 4 - it's the Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Corning says Gorilla Glass 4 is its most damage-resistant cover glass to date, dramatically improving protection against damage from device drops. Corning reliability experts examined "hundreds of broken devices" to understand how and why cover glass breaks in actual use. Their findings say that damage caused by surface contact accounted for more than 70 percent of failures in the field. These efforts resulted in a new glass that's thinner, but tougher.
The Galaxy Alpha’s metal build and sleek profile, as well as its 4.7-inch screen size, position it as a direct rival to the Apple iPhone 6. Apart from the metal frame, the Alpha looks a lot like the Galaxy S5 in terms of design, and it too has a removable plastic back cover. The handset is powered by the Samsung's Exynos 5 chip that supports category 6 LTE data. The phone has 12-megapixel main camera that is capable of recording 4K Ultra HD video at 30 frames per second.