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 Note7
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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