This puppy might be the first phone with Gorilla Glass 6
Samsung has a stake in Corning, the makers of the tough Gorilla Glass material that most modern flagships use to prevent them from shattering into pieces when they hit the ground. Thus, it's only logical that one of its famed phone lines - the Note phablets with S Pen stylus - is usually where every new generation of Gorilla Glass makes a cameo.
Corning, however, sent us a memo that the first phone with Gorilla Glass 6 will be Oppo's next flagship, likely the R17, which is going for a "release in the coming weeks," as per Andy Wu, vice president of OPPO, who also chimed in that:
OPPO and Corning have always maintained a close working relationship, which has enabled a superior user experience for consumers through multiple versions of OPPO smartphones. We are excited to be the first to adopt Gorilla Glass 6 on our upcoming smartphone, and we believe that consumers around the globe will enjoy an unprecedented experience.
That's all fine and dandy, but the "coming weeks" is not what we have in store as a Note 9 announcement which is scheduled for next week, August 9th, so it might not be the first phone with Gorilla Glass 6 this time around. Unless Oppo just wants to beat it to the punch and have Corning announce its flagship as the "world's first," while it's still to announce and release the phone.
The Note 9 is expected to go on sale August 24th, and if it does have Gorilla Glass 6 protection, while the R17 is still twiddling its digital thumbs and not on the shelves by that time, Oppo will have to give the title back to the imaginary "first" authorities.
Corning Announces First Global Smartphone with Gorilla® Glass 6
OPPO’s new flagship model to utilize Gorilla Glass 6 for improved durability
CORNING, N.Y. — Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced that Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd will be the first mobile device manufacturer to adopt Corning’s latest breakthrough in cover glass technology, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6. OPPO’s new flagship model utilizing Gorilla Glass 6 is slated for release in the coming weeks.
Unveiled in July 2018, Gorilla Glass 6 is the company’s most durable cover glass to date. Research shows that consumers drop their smartphone on average seven times per year. To improve cover glass performance, Corning scientists developed and engineered an entirely new material to address the challenge of multiple drops. On average, in lab tests, Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops from 1 meter onto rough surfaces. Under the same test conditions, competitive glass compositions, such as soda lime and aluminosilicate, did not survive the first drop.
“We are excited to have OPPO adopt Gorilla Glass 6,” said John Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass. “OPPO’s new flagship model will provide consumers, who depend on their smartphone for every interaction in their digital lives, increased protection against multiple drops.”
In addition to designing Gorilla Glass 6 into its latest flagship model, OPPO was also one of the leading adopters of Gorilla Glass 5, using the cover glass across a broad range of its smartphone portfolio, including the recently launched OPPO Find X and R15 models.
“OPPO and Corning have always maintained a close working relationship, which has enabled a superior user experience for consumers through multiple versions of OPPO smartphones,” said Andy Wu, vice president, OPPO. “We are excited to be the first to adopt Gorilla Glass 6 on our upcoming smartphone, and we believe that consumers around the globe will enjoy an unprecedented experience.”
Today, Corning Gorilla Glass has been designed into more than 6 billion devices by more than 45 major brands. Gorilla Glass 6 is the latest example of Corning’s continued commitment to innovation – using its core understanding of materials science and process-development expertise to create life-changing products and extend Corning’s market leadership in mobile consumer electronics.
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About OPPO OPPO is a leading global smartphone brand. Based on the brand elements of young and trend-setting, OPPO is dedicated to providing products infused with art and innovative technology to young consumers and creating delighted experience of digital life. For over a decade, OPPO has been focused on mobile photography technology innovation and is the company that started the era of smartphone selfies and beautification. According to IDC in 2017, OPPO ranked fourth in terms of shipments in the global smartphone market, and first in the China market. OPPO has entered 31 countries and regions around the world and has the OPPO Research Institute (Shenzhen) with six global research centers. More than 200 million young people around the world are using OPPO camera phones now.
About Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass was launched in September 2007, literally creating the cover glass industry it currently leads. Since its inception, Corning Gorilla Glass has become the cover glass of choice for device manufacturers around the globe. The durable cover glass technology has been designed into more than 6 billion consumer electronic devices by more than 45 major OEMs. Today, it would be difficult to find a premium handheld device, anywhere in the world, without Corning Gorilla Glass. Formed through Corning’s proprietary fusion draw process and strengthened through an ion-exchange process, Corning Gorilla Glass continues to deliver industry-leading performance and durability with a thin, pristine surface that is ideal for the Mobile Consumer Electronics industry, as well as Automotive and Interior Architecture applications
Scam isn't the word. It's glass.
The problem with GG is hard and soft.
Harder glass is more resistant to scratch, but breaks easier.
Softer glass is less prone to breaks, but scratches easier.
It's very hard to get that happy medium.
Either way, scratches or breaks will eventually happen, so yes always have a protector on your phone. On both sides even if you use a case.
What we need is a molecular bonded shell. This would be a chemical based glass, that has zero gaps in the structure. Its bonded at the molecular level. It would never break and never scratch.
and be limited to an OS that doesnt let me manage my files, torrent, install apps on side, customized the theme, try different launchers, split screen multitask, list view for recent apps instead of thumbnails, and support a MicroSD. Nah, I'm good. Haha. And the limitation on iOS are endless.
That all stuff little kids do...
iPhones are for the grown ups.
Once your a little older and mature you'll realise having horrible icons etc is rubbish.
Oh and iOS is not limited in any way, shape or form. You may need to get your head tested mate, you imagination is running rampant!
funny you mentioned that because all those little kids I see and the senior citizens I know have iPhones. Even my parents who can barely speak english has an iPhone, they claim it's simple. For them I understand, they barely know how to use ot. For someone lokenyou who knows how to get on forums and troll, I would expect more. Right, file management are for kids, saving a photo on an SD card to ensure it's locally back up if my a phone breaks. Editing doc and pdf on an sd card are for kids. Downloading movies, and unlimited type of extension files are for kids. Having rounded corner icons are really for kids. With Android, you can change your icon and even launchers. You basic as your iPhone and check out those plan obsolete videos, a bunch of them on Youtube, iPhones 5s running an older OS faster than the newer iOS 10 or 11. Apple slows down your phones, throttles your battery, and have a s**t ton of gates bend gate, display gates, etc. And last I checked my S8 was lost in the American Rover in Sacramento for 28hrs and most of the iPhone water test videos, especially feom everythingapplepro (iphone channel) of course shows iPhone 7 Plus failing in just 15 minutes of water.And there are a bunch of videos. Should had been a water gate too. Haha
Man, garbage quality, limited OS, the proof is right there and there aint s**t you can say but troll. And don't rake pride in trolling, there's a reason Piyath (apple fanboy) aint responding lately. Haha Oh yeah, and if you check out top 5 gaming phones articles or videos, you'll see number one is usually an iPhone. Haha. That's why kids love that shit. For their Fortnite. Lmao
I'm not even going to try and read that comment because of the bad grammar.
But I'm sure this will suffice.
Apple is the best, Samsung and Android is the worst and full of s**t know what. Android is like the AID's of the mobile OS world.
With every generation of gorilla Glass the thing gets worse and shatters guicker than the older generation.
They should find another producer of higher more durable glass than Gorilla's crap.
Gorilla Glass 2nd generation was the best, the one that was on the Galaxy S2, that thing was almost shatter proof
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