Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 will protect future flagship phones against drops from up to 1.6 meters
posted by Mihai A. / Jul 20, 2016, 3:11 PM
Corning has unveiled a new toughened glass model. Called Gorilla Glass 5, Corning's upcoming chemically strengthened cover glass will provide strong protection against drops from up to 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces.
Compared to its predecessor, Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 will provide better protection against drops from waist and shoulder heights. Gorilla Glass 4, which Corning introduced back in 2014, offered efficient protection when users dropped their phones from about a meter high.
Quoting a recent study, Corning says that more than 85% of smartphone owners drop their phones at least once per year. More than half, or 55% to be exact, have dropped their handsets three or more times per year. The same study says that 60% of smartphone users have dropped their phones from the shoulder and waist level, which suggests that most drops occur when users take their phones out of their pockets or when they use the camera.
Corning says that its new Gorilla Glass 5 model is designed to offer better protection in this common drop-case scenario. The new toughened glass cover is touted to survive about 80% of the time when dropped face-down from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces.
Corning's toughened cover glass solutions have been used on more than 1,800 device models from 40 major manufacturers. More than 4.5 billion devices have been shipped worldwide with Gorilla Glass in the 10 years which have passed since Corning entered and kickstarted the cover glass industry.
Gorilla Glass 5 has already entered production and the manufacturer has promised to offer more details in the next few months. Given the timeline, this could suggest that the fall crop of flagship smartphones might be equipped with the new toughened glass model.
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Galaxy Note 7?
posted on Jul 20, 2016, 3:13 PM 16
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I sure hope so! GG2: Monkey Glass GG3: Gorilla glass BETA GG4: The real release GG5v v2
posted on Jul 20, 2016, 3:42 PM 3
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Well! The manufacturing of the first batch of Note 7 has already started as per rumor mill. Considering this report that GG5 has just entered production, it will be difficult that note 7 will get it. Buy i will pray that will get it.
posted on Jul 20, 2016, 4:22 PM 0
How about protection against those mini scratches?
posted on Jul 20, 2016, 3:24 PM 14
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Anyone know the specs or situation about SCRATCHING the Moto Z Force? Is it supposed to be scratch proof AND shatterproof?
posted on Jul 20, 2016, 4:00 PM 0
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Doubtful. Find me any plastic that's scratch proof. Not knocking Moto's bit of smartphone innovation, but Shattershield is not without its downsides. It's shatterproof - truly - because it's soft plastic with a hard plastic overlay.
posted on Jul 20, 2016, 6:25 PM 0
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I sure hope this is what is on the Galaxy Note 7. Especially as I haven't seen any good review about tampered glass screen protectors for the Edge versions of the Galaxy S6/S7.
posted on Jul 20, 2016, 4:07 PM 1
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Haven't seen a gorilla glass phone not shatter yet?
posted on Jul 20, 2016, 5:07 PM 1
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Is that Harambe?
posted on Jul 20, 2016, 5:33 PM 2
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Since the first GG to GG 4 I don't really see any difference. All drop tests prove the same. And still as many people complaining about scratching/shattering. Overselling at its best.
posted on Jul 20, 2016, 6:11 PM 0
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Can it protect Samsung AMOLED screen from Burn-in?
posted on Jul 20, 2016, 6:25 PM 0
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nope.. but apple logo can do that, just wait when that screen used for 2017's iPhone, and apple fans will forget about that burn-in problem
posted on Jul 20, 2016, 7:51 PM 4
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"Gorilla Glass 5 has already entered production and the manufacturer has promised to offer more details in the next few months." Hopefully they come up with more details and advancements like - "Anti reflective tech" This tech was demonstrated by corning in 2014 - more than 3 years later; if we still do not have this tech for commercial use then that's a disappointment, at least to me. This tech should be on priority as this is gonna give some big improvements for mobile devices. http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Jul 20, 2016, 11:06 PM 1
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