First phablet with Gorilla Glass 4? Why, Note 4, of course.


We first heard about the potential next Gorilla Glass 4 edition when a Lumia flagship prototype leaked out, and was featured with the tough and thin protective layer on top of its display. At the time it was dismissed as a typo or a fake rumor, but a few weeks later, at the end of November, Corning indeed took to the airwaves, and announced the fourth iteration of its Gorilla Glass franchise. This one is thinner and stronger than its predecessor, as they always are, but we knew nothing about which handsets are or will be equipped with the durable sheets.

Well, yesterday Corning issued a press release to inform us that it's the Galaxy Alpha that had the privilege to be the first handset flaunting Gorilla Glass 4, which allowed it to remain thin, light and yet a tough nut to crack. Now, we are learning that there is at least another handset out there with the new cover sheet from Corning, and it is none other than the Note 4 - the world's first phablet with Gorilla Glass 4, suits it right.

source: Corning

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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28 Comments

1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

This doesn't really make sense, why would they hide the facts first, and suddenly say that this has the new GG4. I am not saying they are lying, but it is true that there is no way for the customer to tell the difference between GG4 and GG3, even if they use GG2 and call it a GG4, we have to believe. So I just have my doubts about it, that's all.

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Probably because Samsung used a much thinner piece of the tougher GG4 So it actually still has the same toughness as the Note 3's thicker piece of GG3 They said the GG4 in the Alpha was only 0.4 mm That's the problem with the OEMs making thing thinner and thinner

3. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Maybe they had to wait for Corning to announce it.

6. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

The don't seem to flaunt APT-X on Samsung devices either.

18. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

They are not Apple. If you can remember they never said there is USB 3.0 on Note 3 also 64bit on Note 4 Exynos...

22. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Samsung never promote the Gorilla Glass anymore quite some times since Note 3. Every time is Corning itself mention at website. There is nothing need to doubt that at all.

4. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

Don't know why they didn't said that first , But Note 4 rocks anyway ! One of the best in the markets .

23. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Samsung never promote and mention the Gorilla Glass anymore quite some times since Note 3. Every time is Corning itself mention at website.

5. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Hail Galaxy Alpha users!

7. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

+1 :-)

9. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The Alpha is a seriously sexy piece of kit. First 20nm chip, 6.7mm, and first GG4. Too bad it unfairly got overshadowed by the Z3 compact and iphone 6. I mean the screen does let it down a bit but it's in the same league as the Z3 compact and iphone 6 screens. If it had the same screen as the M7 or an equivalent 1080 screen though, game over for every other handset hardware wise. The battery life is surprisingly solid, no complaints there.

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And Note 4 users :-) Sorry Apple users. Apple is no longer listed as a user f Corning Gorilla Glass. Which is why the latest models likely are scratching so easy.

8. DroidMystic

Posts: 91; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

The Gorilla glass 4 is for the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 with Snapdragon 810 not the current with Snapdragon 805.

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Source? According to Corning all the Alphas and Note 4s are using Gorilla Glass 4

24. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Which source tell you that, don't simply assume and make false comment.

10. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Is it about the new shipments? or my Note 4 has Gorilla glass 4?! ---- How about the Galaxy Alpha?

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

According to Corning all the Alphas and Note 4s are using Gorilla Glass 4

13. pitzy

Posts: 42; Member since: May 15, 2014

There is a drop test with the Note 4 on youtube. TechRax is the first to do it. Note 4 GG4 cracks.. One word: MARKETING!

14. dimas

Posts: 3345; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Saw the video.Maybe it cracked because Sammy made it too thin unlike the Note 3's display. They should maintain the thickness of the previous model. But I agree, marketing.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If you drop a phone on its face on a hard surface, it will crack. Corning stated that. If you are out to just break the glass, you can break it. It's that simple. The keyword here is "GLASS". I don't care what it is made of, if it is glass it will break. It's that simple dude.

15. solidsnake695

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

i just install glass protector on any phone its better to install glass protection than believing gg4 will not crock

16. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

i have aquestion here my exynos note 4 appear to have armv7 on antutu not amv8 although according to phonearena the exynos 7octa (5433) is amrv8?????????????????

17. jpkelly05

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

1st thought. Remember the bend test with a lot of phones, and Note4 came out on top. GG4 actually makes sense. As for drop test. It all depends on how a phone falls. These tests are... ok but not perfect representations of every phones future falls. I have dropped my N4 many time. Notta 1 scratch or crack.

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I dropped my G3, face down on pavement, 5 feet up..only had a tint ding in the corner..still received the full $350 buy back from T Mobile and the screen was scratch free.

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Yea, ive already dropped my note 4 a dozen times. Not an issue. Of course, I also use a case and screen protector to minimize damage. Anyone who doesnt is an idiot.. its a freakin $900 phone. lol

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? I paid $650 for mine. What country you in?

21. Billajr

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

What about the Note Edge? I wonder if it has GG4.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why wouldn't it be? It is a Note 4, isn't it?

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