Germophobes, rejoice! ZTE Axon is the first phone with Corning’s antimicrobial Gorilla Glass

Germophobes, rejoice! ZTE Axon is the first phone with Corning’s antimicrobial Gorilla Glass
Remember that antimicrobial cover glass that Corning invented not long ago? Well, it has matured to retail production now, and the ZTE Axon will be the first phone to employ it, says a joint press release.

The germophobes of this world will rejoice when they hear that Corning has incorporated antimicrobial tech in its Gorilla Glass franchise, which is supposed to kill germs and viruses that can stick to your phone's screen, and get transferred to you, or someone else using it. Even after just half an hour, measurements showed that the treatment killed a bunch of invisible critters that are lounging on the glass at any given time, compared to regular displays, and in two hours all bacteria or viruses that could cause harm, were dead and buried.

"We are delighted to work with Corning to offer the first smartphone with Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass," said the CTO of ZTE Mobile Devices, while the VP of Corning's Special Surfaces program chimed in that "With the rise of touch technology and our constant interaction with people and public surfaces, the microbes on our smartphones are not our own. We developed Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass to address this concern, and are excited to see this technology enter the consumer electronics space with the launch of the ZTE AXON."

source: Corning

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Axon Pro
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(12h talk time)



1. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

That was something unexpected.

2. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

I guess this together with the 810 CPU is there for a reason. Instead of using a tefal pan for scrambled eggs, now you can use an Axon display

3. FluffyBled unregistered

4. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

still waiting for anti-reflective glass from Corning !!

5. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015


6. Zen2k

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 10, 2015

Mist people use screen protectors, so i don't see much benefit from this. Nice phone though.

10. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

A few people are most people? Nice logic.

7. Zen2k

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 10, 2015

Wow! Just read that the Chinese version of the axon phone comes with 128gb internal storage expandable to 256gb,with a fingerprint scanner. Why does the US version only comes with non expandable 32gb???

8. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

But is it fingerprint resistant, though?

11. cc2400

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

cool. too bad they were not so forward thinking as to also include dual front-facing stereo speakers. those fany top and bottom grills are just that: fancy. the phone only has 1 mono speaker on the front. major fail!

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