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

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:


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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7 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

2. ghaniosman

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

I will not trust unless i test it practically

3. Daftama

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

GG3 is a fail it blows...

4. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

sapphire baby

5. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 584; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

6. JMartin22

Posts: 2313; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

7. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 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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