Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the first phone with Gorilla Glass Victus

Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the first phone with Gorilla Glass Victus
Last month, Corning announced a significantly improved version of its Gorilla Glass called Victus. As expected, the Galaxy Note 20 has become the first flagship to boast this protective layer.

Another area where Galaxy Note 20 lags behind the Note 20 Ultra

Although Samsung's new phones share the same core specs, there are visible differences between them. The Note 20 Ultra 5G has a bigger 6.9-inches screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz and perhaps that's why it's the only one to get the Gorilla Glass Victus. It covers both sides of the phone.

As reported earlier, the Galaxy Note 20 5G is sticking with Gorilla Glass 5, which is two generations old at this point. It features a glasstic back. In simple words, it's nowhere as robust as the Note 20 Ultra.

Side by side, Samsung is also apparently working with Corning on a foldable Gorilla Glass, which will hopefully be ready by next year.

What is Gorilla Glass Victus?

Prior to this, Corning used to chose between improving drop or scratch resistance, but this time around it has worked on both. The Gorilla Glass Victus can survive drops up to 2 meters (6.5-feet) on rough, hard surfaces and is two times more scratch-resistant than Gorilla Glass 6, which offers a drop resistance of 1.6 meters (5.25 feet).

The Verge reports that repeated drop resistance has also gotten better. The Gorilla Glass Victus can survive 20 1-meter drops, up from Gorilla Glass 6's average survival rate of 15 drops.

As great as that sound, the Victus is not invincible, and bits of dirt and metal inside your pocket and handbag could still lead to a scratch. 

Like previous iterations of Gorilla Glass, Victus will also ultimately protect tablets, laptops, and wearables. 

With new improvements comes a price hike, but Corning insists that the cost will be offset as manufacturers will have to deal with fewer scratched displays. The company also claims that drop and scratch performance factors heavily in purchase decisions and consumers are willing to pay a premium for it. 


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Galaxy Note 20
  • Display 6.7 inches 2400 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 4300 mAh
  • OS Android 11 Samsung One UI
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Display 6.9 inches 3088 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 108 MP (Triple camera) 10 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ 12GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4500 mAh
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