Corning: Oppo will be first smartphone manufacturer to employ Gorilla Glass 6

Corning: Oppo will be first smartphone manufacturer to employ Gorilla Glass 6
Without much fanfare, Corning last month introduced Gorilla Glass 6. According to the manufacturer, the latest generation of the toughened glass can protect your phone's display from drops of up to 1 meter (3.28 feet) as many as 15 times on average. In addition to keeping the screen on your phone from breaking, the latest version of Gorilla Glass will do a better job at preventing scratch marks from appearing on your handset's screen.

Corning late last week said that the first handsets to take advantage of the improved Gorilla Glass are coming from Oppo. While no specific models were named, the next handsets to be unveiled by the manufacturer will be the Oppo F9 and F9 Pro. Both units could be unwrapped on August 16th, and as we told you last month, Oppo has been teasing what it calls the 'Waterdrop' screen that will be employed on both models. That means that both the Oppo F9 and F9 Pro will sport a small notch at the top of the display that resembles the one found on the Essential Phone. Oppo was also one of the first to use Gorilla Glass 5, which is still found on models like the Oppo Find X and Oppo R15.


The Oppo F9 and F9 Pro will most likely have limited distribution in markets like India and Malaysia, although earlier we told you that the pair could end up offered in the U.K. And that means we are still waiting to see which phone will be the first in the states to feature Gorilla Glass 6.

source: Corning

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9 Comments

1. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

The only positive feature of the New Oppo phone . Rest will useless as always

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It will be either a pretty colored glass flagship for $999 or mediatek/low-end snapdragon powered smartphone for $400.

3. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

sorry but oppo UI s so bad I won't even care even if they sold a flagship for 5$

6. Poptart2828

Posts: 460; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Sorry but color os is a very easy to use and completely customizable ui that doesn't stutter or ask you to shut down your phone every week like other crappy ui found in select North American markets

4. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

So the only thing good about this phone is the glass. I say wait for the Gorilla Glass 6 to be properly implemented in a premium quality phone that is worth having this glass in like a Galaxy S10.

5. Avieshek unregistered

If one is willing to wait for S10, then LPDDR5 also is an added experienced.

8. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

Isn't Samsung planning to do some type of "unbreakable" composite in the S10? Corning GG will not be unbreakable - in fact they're selling it based on number and height of drops before it breaks so breaking is actually in their forecast.

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4321; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Can't wait to watch videos of Gorilla Glass 6 break just as easily as all the others.

9. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Glass is glass. Your screen will still break if you drop it

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