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Corning is bringing its Gorilla Glass to smartphone cameras, Samsung first in line

Corning Gorilla Glass DX is heading to smartphone camera lenses. (Image: Corning)
Corning Gorilla Glass DX is heading to smartphone camera lenses. (Image: Corning)
Corning has announced its first glass composite for use on smartphone cameras. Corning Gorilla Glass DX is to deliver both strong protection as well as let more available light reach a smartphone sensor.

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Not content with providing its Gorilla Glass to protect the displays of most smartphones on the market, including Apple, Corning is branching out into smartphone camera glass as well. While some high-end smartphones, including the iPhone, use sapphire crystal to project their rear cameras, Corning believes its latest Gorilla Glass DX is a good fit. Not only is the composite purportedly tough enough, it also incorporates an anti-reflective coating that increases the amount of light that gets to the camera sensor.

“We’ve engineered the ideal solution for camera lens covers,” said Yamin Amin, vice president and general manager of Corning Gorilla Glass. “By capturing 98% of light for the camera lens, our glass composites augment the full capability of the camera design and help create high-quality images and videos. Our Gorilla Glass DX products offer the industry’s best combination of optical performance and protection for the ultimate consumer experience.”

If you recall the ‘DX’ branding, it is because Corning also has a version of its new DX Gorilla glass for smartwatch displays. According to the company, the anti-reflective coating that it has developed increases the available light that typically reaches a smartphone camera sensor by an additional 3 percent (95 percent to 98 percent). According to Wired, Samsung’s August Galaxy Unpacked event will see the first device or devices to feature the new Gorilla Glass.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2021-07-24 (Update: 2021-07-24)