Galaxy S9 breakability test results show improvement over the S8
Corning, the makers of this toughened glass, is actually promising shoulder-height drop survival rates of up to 80% with Gorilla Glass 5 (it was waist-height with its predecessor Gorilla Glass 4), but before we see the Galaxy S9 fall face down on concrete, it's hard to gauge whether it would survive unscathed. Well, there are a few amateur drop tests from waist height circulating the YouTube confines already, and they indeed confirm that GG5 is pretty tough when the S9 was dropped from waist height, which is a pretty common scenario.
When elevated six feet to -talk-on-the-phone height, though, and then slammed into the ground, as SquareTrade does in its latest round of standardized drop tests? That one didn't go so well, as you can see in the video, so we'd advise putting a case and screen protector on your precious the second you get it from the shop, or on your front porch. Still, the side drop showed a big improvement over the S8, so that's what you should pray for when the rubber glass meets the road.