Gorilla Glass 6 can help your phone's display survive up to 15 drops from as high as 3 feet
So you say you have, oops, butterfingers. You've dropped your phone more times than you can remember, and the salesman at your wireless provider's local store invites you to Thanksgiving every year. But there is some good news today. Thanks to Corning's improved Gorilla Glass 6, you might actually be hosting Thanksgiving this year. According to Corning, phones with the new cover glass survived 15 drops of 1 meter (3.28 feet) onto rough surfaces. Corning says that the protection afforded by Gorilla Glass 6 is twice as much as the protection offered by its predecessor.
The statistics that Corning passed along are pretty interesting; citing a consumer study from media company Toluna, the average smartphone owner drops his or her phone seven times a year, and half of those times the drop measured 1 meter or less. That means that Gorilla Glass 6 can be a difference maker. Corning also tried the same test on competitive mixtures made from soda lime and aluminosilicate, but those mixtures failed to offer protection after just one drop.
Gorilla Glass 6 is being tested by several manufacturers as we type this, and Corning says that it will launch the cover glass in a few months.
Corning has also designed Gorilla Glass 6 for the more modern phone designs that use glass for 85% of a handset's "enclosure." That includes both the front and back of the device.