Gorilla Glass 2 to be in devices starting April or May

Gorilla Glass 2 to be in devices starting April or May
Back at CES, we finally got a look at Corning's Gorilla Glass 2, which is promised to have the same strength, scratch resistance, and impact resistance, but at 20% thinner than the original Gorilla Glass. This means that devices would have the same protection from screen damage, but will be able to be thinner overall or will have extra space for bigger batteries (which is probably a better option in our opinion.) 

Today, Corning announced that it expects Gorilla Glass 2 to start making it into devices by April or May of this year, so we should be able to see soon enough whether manufacturers want to keep making devices thinner (which seems a bit unnecessary at some point) or uses the extra space for useful stuff like bigger batteries (can you tell that's what we really want to see?). 

source: BGR

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15 Comments

1. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Were any phones at mwc announced to have gg2 Michael?

2. nickjjay

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

Dear Michael Heller, your articals are so thought provoking and clever. I want a bigger battery and dont care about thin beyond a certain point like you. Point well made.

3. torr310

Posts: 1679; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

second generation is not sturdier?

14. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

no i guess, based on the article and corning's announcement back then.. but, thickness by thickness, it will still be sturdier, since GG2 is 20% thinner, but at the same strength..

4. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Hopefully they'll put Gorilla Glass 2 in the Samsung Galaxy S III.

8. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Why would you want a product that Samsung/Corning sells to its competitors? Like previous products, they'll get something at the equivalent or better. After all, it's funded by themselves, why wouldn't they get the best stuff...

13. HGMIV

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

That's the FIRST thing I thought.

5. gragonHDfones unregistered

yay i finally see an agreement where people agree on phones dont have to be that thin. Use the extra space for something new to the phone world, or ya for battery.

6. androidrockzz

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 04, 2012

What about battery life?? isn't there any upgrade or better battery life solution??

7. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

They need to make it stronger, not thinner.

9. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

i'm all for thin, but i would take a bulkier device if it meant i could use it all day and not have to worry about charging

10. GeekMovement unregistered

bigger battery for sure.

11. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

haha i love the idea of Gorilla glass. But that picture... wow.. just wow..

12. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

This will raise the cost of our handsets. MORE EXPENSES

15. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

i am happy with the current gorilla glass, but not with the current battery performance.. so yeah, i rather have slightly bulkier phone that lasts more than 2 days than to have thin phone that can only last half a day..

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