Hirunews Logo
New+Gorilla+Glass+Helps+Prevent+Phone+Smashes
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - 16:24
New Gorilla Glass Helps Prevent Phone Smashes
658

Shares
79,057

Views

Gorilla Glass is used in the majority of smartphones on the market

Dropping your smartphone when taking a selfie could soon be less risky, says specialist glass maker Corning.

It has launched its next generation of Gorilla Glass - the material used in more than 70% of smartphone screens, including on Samsung and Apple devices.

Corning said Gorilla Glass 5 could survive more than 80% of drops from as high as 1.6 metres.

Shattered or cracked screens are the number one cause of smartphone repairs and customer complaints globally.

The new glass was tested on rough surfaces - a demo for journalists showed dummy phones being dropped from a height of 1.6 meters onto a sheet of sandpaper.

Some of the phones tested survived over 20 hard drops in the lab. Typically, most phone drops are from between waist and shoulder height.

As well as drops, the company said it was twice at good at resisting scratches and other damage compared to what's currently on the market.

Device manufacturers are expected to unveil products with the new glass within the next few months.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Heavy snow across the globe
Friday, 13 January 2017 - 9:29
Many countries are experiencing heavy snow, foreign media states. The temperature in England, Scotland, North Ireland and Wales has hit minus 10 degrees... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
556 Views
998 Views
2,267 Views
1,699 Views
10,006 Views
44,543 Views
Top