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Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 debuts to re-define tough for next-gen smartphones

Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is official. (Source: Corning)
Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is official. (Source: Corning)
Corning has announced a successor for its top-end Gorilla Glass Victus product for mobile devices such as smartphones. The company asserts that its latest form of flagship display protection will boost durability when exposed to "rougher" surfaces such as concrete. The first devices with the new attribute is projected to be on the market in early 2023.

Corning's Gorilla Glass has become a by-word for those seeking to keep their latest smartphone's display as mint as possible for as long as possible. Now, the material science company has made second-gen Victus official as the latest and potentially most cutting-edge version of this protective glass designed for mobile devices.

Corning asserts that it has focused on "drop performance on rough surfaces like concrete" in the development of Gorilla Glass Victus, as it is apparently the most common and pressing source of harm to a user's smartphone. 

Victus 2 may also have been made with increasingly popular foldable smartphones in mind, as it set out to "improve cover-glass performance for larger and heavier devices” as well as to ensure that a device "survives" a drop from waist height onto a rough surface, according to Corning vice-president David Velasquez.

The new display glass is generally touted to handle durability requirements for handsets that have grown in size by about 10% and in mass by about 15%, according to Corning.

To this end, the company has demonstrated the ability of Victus 2 to emerge relatively unscathed from being dropped from a height of 1 meter (m) onto "simulated concrete" (80-grit sandpaper), or slammed into it with an impact energy of 2.33 joules (J), whereas "competitive aluminosilicate glass" could not from 0.5m and at 0.5J respectively.

Therefore, while Gorilla Glass has not always been an absolute guarantee of scratch- or smash-resistance, Corning asserts that its latest composite will afford the highest level of protection yet.

The identity of the world's first Victus 2-augmented device remains unknown, although the company indicates that it will be released "within the next few months". 

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-11-30 (Update: 2022-11-30)