Tougher than ever: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the world's first phone to use Gorilla Glass 5

Tougher than ever: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the world's first phone to use Gorilla Glass 5
Just a few days ago, we heard that Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 and Apple's 2016 iPhone would both make use of Corning's brand new Gorilla Glass 5. Today, while officially announcing the Note 7, Samsung confirmed that the handset does, indeed, feature Gorilla Glass 5, making it the world's first smartphone to be protected by it (take that, Apple).

Gorilla Glass 5 is Corning's strongest glass to date: according to its maker, it should survive drops from 5.25 feet (1.6 meters) on rough surfaces in "up to 80% of cases". The glass protects both the 5.7-inch dual curve display of the Galaxy Note 7, and its rear, so the device should hold on really well when it comes to accidental drops - certainly better than the Note 5, which uses Gorilla Glass 4.

Make sure to read our Gorilla Glass 5 article if you want to find out more about what this new type of tough glass means for the Galaxy Note 7. Also, check out our Samsung Galaxy Note 7 hands-on.


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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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27 Comments

1. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

only a diehard samsung fanboy would drop $850 on an android phone.

2. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Or people with money?

22. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

sruth tpoken.

4. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

That phones amazing im getting one.

13. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Oh okay. I got another question then, more of a general question to everyone: Would you all still buy a tempered glass screen protector to put on top? Or buy something lightweight like a PET screen protector?

27. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

I think we have to wait until official reviews come out with actual drop tests. Personally, if I'm paying top $$$ for a phone I would still use a tempered glass for my own peace of mind. Using one of my Note 5 right now. I dropped my secondary phone a week ago and got a lousy hairline crack at the screen, it came with a screen protector already installed and it didn't do sh!t resisting the fall.

15. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

I guess some would like to pay for quality handsets....

3. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Samsung really needs to stop referencing Apple at these events, their pathetic attempts at digs at Apple do nothing but cement Samsung in the position as chasing after number 1 (Apple).

6. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Samsung is the words largest phone maker, Apple is number two and Apple might fall to 3 place by 2018. Samsung is expected to sell nearly 150 million more phones than Apple this year

11. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

So why not mention LG? HTC, etc, etc so and and so on. No, Samsung refers to Apple because that is the standard to which they, meaning Samsung, aspire. Deny it if it makes you feel better.

16. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Nobody is denying anything, Samsung is competing with Apple because the rest are already below Samsung... So why should they stop mentioning Apple when it's their biggest rival?

19. ColinW

Posts: 413; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

What standard? The Apple phablet from release has aspired to match the Note series that led and still does the phablet sector. It has never got anywhere near close. Apple need to learn utilize the larger screen properly and pack more in a lighter, smaller package, not the opposite.

20. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

The problem is that Samsung makes the best phones and iPhone is average at best, yet it users think they are getting the best. Because every single category Samsung wins over iphone. For example s7 vs 6s, S7 has a better, more vivid screen, sharper image, faster charging, wireless fast charging, longer battery, more storage standard. S7 even has expandable storage, a better camera in low light, and fast auto-focus, Optical image stabilization, wide angle lens, Samsung pay that works almost anywhere. 100GB cloud storage free vs Apple 5gb. non propiertary meaning it supports all industry standard. A stronger display, a bigger display while being physically the same size. fully customizable, Water resistance , more multitasking features, more options, VR support, the best of google etc. So everything iPhone does Samsung does better for less and iPhone users need to switch up.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Any stats to back up that erroneous claims? Of course not. BTW, over 60% of the smartphones sold by Samsung are Galaxy Grand Prime type garbage, which Apple doesn't dabble in. But keep telling yourself Samsung is #1 while their profits sit at #2 for the rest of the decade lol.

14. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Do they sell most phones in the world? Yes!!! So they are the largest phone maker in the world. PERIOD!!!!

17. Jason2k13

Posts: 1471; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Before telling someone to backup their claim,maybe you should do the same to? Or else you will look stupid.

18. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

All Apple profits tell me is that your overpaying. Fact is Samsung have cheaper phone for those that want affordable phones, there is a market for inexpensive goods you know. Analysis expect Samsung to ship 350 million phones this year, Apple around 200 million. Google it Samsung been the largest for years now. What the number don't tell you is that no less than 18% of all Apple iPhone sales come from people who break or having issues with their current iPhones.

24. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

The rash of phones like the OnePlus 3 and Axon 7 yell me that all of you are overpaying...

25. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

*tell me

9. Sakeem

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

The "attempted dig" here was fact though. The phone is shipping with the pen, as do their tabelets......and any other tablet manufacturer that incorporates that feature. Plus none of their pens need charging. Apple does treat some of their features as accessories. Charging $100 for the Apple pencil and it needing to charge was laughable in my opinion.

5. JnCrls unregistered

The phones tested doesn't have a single edge display.

26. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Because if it did, it'd fail even more often

7. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I doubt that. If i end up getting it. I'll slap a case on it.

8. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

It has GG5!? That's lit! Honestly no point to use tempered glass as much now.

21. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Haha only a fool would drop it. My s7 edge droped from less that 3ft and it cracked. What happened with the other 20% chane of breaking.

23. Osama99

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

People are like, Samsung #1 & Apple #2. Doesn't matter, even if Apple will become #1, it won't bring back the headphone jack.

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