Nokia chats about Gorilla Glass 3 for the Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia chats about Gorilla Glass 3 for the Nokia Lumia 1020
The Nokia Lumia 1020 uses Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 on the 4.5 inch display and on the camera cover found on the back of the handset. The Finnish OEM took some time to write all about the Glass that it is counting on to protect the display and the camera covering from falling prey to a butterfingers owner. The camera-centric model is the first Nokia phone to use the latest version of Cornings' durable glass.

Interviewed in New York was David Velasquez, Corning’s marketing and commercial operations director. Velasquez remembers how the launch of Gorilla Glass came about in 2007, just as the current touchscreen smartphone craze also was taking off. With the release of the Apple iPhone also taking place in 2007, handset manufacturers required a glass that would better protect touchscreen phones. "There is some serendipity there. We were in the right place, at the right time with the right product," said the executive.

The first Gorilla Glass was twice as strong and half the width of its top competitor. Early last year, Gorilla Glass 2 came to market and was 20% thinner with the same strength. Gorilla Glass 3 was first released earlier in 2013 and Corning looked all the way down to the molecular bond of the glass, making adjustments to strengthen the product even more.

Now, to produce a scratch on Gorilla Glass 3, you need three times the force. The Glass also offers a 40% reduction in 'lateral cracks' which asre the kind that can really do damage to the glass. Gorilla Glass 3 also requires a 40% increase in force in order to break the screen after lateral cracks appear.

Besides protecting against scratches and cracks, Gorilla Glass 3 also lets in more light than competitive products which helps when it comes to taking pictures, something that owners of the Nokia Lumia 1020 will do plenty of.

source: Nokia via WMPoweruser

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Lumia 1020
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 41 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8.1




Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

Lumia 1020 case with bright orange color It is necessary to have a leather protector,effect avoid the damage from the drop by accident.not only the camera lens. also the screen. this design is a true shockproof case,totally soft. Is made from

19. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

and they say nokia is outdated... pffft

18. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012



Posts: 2818; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

They should use Dragon Trail Glass that is way stronger!

12. krimHD

Posts: 106; Member since: May 23, 2012

really Sad...well its not like we don't know that would happen if it dropped

9. x88yunkw

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

my friend accidentally dropped his s4, and that's it. Screen broken.

10. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013


15. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Same exact glass is on the 1020, doubt it will do very well in drop test because gorilla glass 3 on s4 = fail.

20. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Glass on nokia phones not gonna break easily.

16. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

well, expected results.... :(

21. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Same thing happened to my wife's S3

5. amilcarmz86

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

A tank with a camera... XD

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Its made out of the same poly carbonate that the s4 is made out of lol.

4. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

No other new features to discuss I guess. Next is the type of charger that came in the box.

3. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

what the hell> Gorilla Glass was used in N8 as well.

1. SingDaFire

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

What ?... The Lumia 1020 is the first nokia to use gorilla glass?.. Maybe gorilla 3 i believe.. Correct it please...

2. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

& also the second after the Samsung Galaxy S4 to use it ... Best regards!

6. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

yes gorilla glass 3.

7. iamfury

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

its written on the very first line that it's gorilla 3....!

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

But u can't hide from that, if Nokia use gorilla glass 1 it's not gonna break after drop that phone.

13. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Gorilla glass didn't help my Lumia 900 from shattering from a waist high drop. I'm not impressed by the glass, but the phone on the other hand...

14. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Gorilla Glass is over hyped and a crap product. Sapphire glass is what every flagship should be using.

22. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Yes n you would pay +$300 for each phone cause its expensive you know?!

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