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Corning hints germaphobic low-reflectance Gorilla Glass is in the labs

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Corning hints germaphobic low-reflectance Gorilla Glass is in the labs

Corning is at the Computex expo in Taipei, touting its thin and tough Gorilla Glass 3, which you can find in the Galaxy S4, for instance. David R Velasquez, the director of marketing and commercial operations for Gorilla Glass. sat down for an interview, and this little ge(r)m slipped out at the end:

Q: Looking ahead, what is Corning taking into consideration for its next generation Gorilla Glass?

A: I can't say too much, but lets just say that Corning is aware of some of the frustrations consumers still have with their mobile device screens such as smears, smudges, reflections and germs, and that we are taking those into consideration for developing future products.

Today's best oleophobic coatings are already pretty good at bringing screen smudges to a minimum while operating them with your fingers, and we can't say we've ever been worried about the germs on our touchscreens, as that's why we have an immune system, but the "reflections" part certainly piqued our interest.

We know that the outside visibility of a smartphone, especially in direct sunlight, is highly dependent on two factors - the screen's brightness, and almost as equally on the screen's reflection ratio. The less light it reflects back to our eyes, the more visible the screen remains, and it is especially true with the annoying "mirror reflections". 

Samsung is pretty good at coating their AMOLED displays to achieve very low screen reflectance percentages, as they are not very luminant to begin with, but also Apple, and Nokia with its ClearBlack filter are scoring at the top here. If Corning has found a way to make its tough glass with even lower reflectivity, we'd say that a new era of outdoor visibility might be upon us when this thing is released to market, as it is one of the main complaints about mobile screens in general.

source: Digitimes

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posted on 06 Jun 2013, 05:04 8

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Focusing on the wrong area, screen shouldn't break from side-hit and small bending.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 06:02 8

2. ghaniosman (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)

I will not trust unless i test it practically

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 08:54 3

3. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

GG3 is a fail it blows...

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 09:56 2

4. kozza3 (Posts: 715; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

sapphire baby

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 10:06 3

5. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 May 2012)

why can't a tech company produce some real innovation with smartphone batteries and battery life!

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 11:54 1

6. JMartin22 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

They tout how strong their product is with these lab tests, but when you drop it on the ground, it breaks just as easily as a generic piece of glass. This company's products are based upon a lot of empty hype.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 21:43

7. meowcenary (Posts: 187; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

people need to learn to clean their phones. i have troubleshooted peoples phone and damn I swear several generation of bacteria/virus on it. come on folks is your home like that? also for god sacks, when you sit on the latrine don't use your phone their.

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