Note 9 might not be the first phone with tougher 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. 

The infamous Note 7 was the first to use Gorilla Glass 5, Note 4 went with Gorilla Glass 4, and so on, so when Corning invited us to their R&D factory process the other day, we assumed that the newly-minted Gorilla Glass 6 will debut with the Note 9 next week. 

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:

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.

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 10
    Samsung One UI



11. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Gorilla glass is a scam anyways. Your phone will get scratched if you don't put a tempered glass on, I personally hate them but I have no choice or I will continue to see scratches on my new phone

13. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

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.

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'm not looking forward to newer glass honestly. I have a hunch this will scratch and crack just like last revision. GG3 was the best so far that I've experienced. (Ftr, never broke a phone)

14. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Well all glass no matter what it is made of, scratches and breaks. It's a no win situation no matter how far they claim to evolve it.

3. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Horrible phones! Just get an iPhone and get rid of these hot trash Android phones! #Apple

4. surethom

Posts: 1774; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

lol ultra Fan boys are the funnest.

12. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

He's trying to start a bar fight by throwing the first punch to see who will continue to punch others.

18. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

And its worked! #Trolling

17. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Thank you. I do try...

5. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

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.

7. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

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!

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4421; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

If an iPhone's limitations and archaic UI are more your speed, all the power to you.

10. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

You've used the wrong wording there. Instead of archaic you meant to say 'futuristic' and by limitations you mean to say a 'the most perfect mobile OS ever' Fixed that for you. You are welcome kiddo!

15. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Not needing something, has never made them any less important.

16. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

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

19. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

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.

2. NateDiaz

Posts: 1094; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

As far as I remember, Samsung Galaxy Alpha was first phone with Gorilla Glass 4 not sure tho.

1. IT-Engineer

Posts: 584; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

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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