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Gorilla Glass Victus delivers significant improvements to both drop and scratch resistance for the first time

Gorilla Glass Victus is the first from Corning to deliver significant improvements in both drop and scratch resistance. (Image: Corning)
Gorilla Glass Victus is the first from Corning to deliver significant improvements in both drop and scratch resistance. (Image: Corning)
Corning’s next-generation Gorilla Glass for premium smartphones, tablets and laptops is official. The sequel to Gorilla Glass 6 is called Gorilla Glass Victus and brings combines the best features of Gorilla Glass 6 and Gorilla Glass 5.

Corning Gorilla Glass has been closely associated as a key feature of the best smartphones over the years. Many don’t know the back story, but it was Steve Jobs who approached Corning to develop what became known as Gorilla Glass for the first iPhone (although Apple has never used 'Gorilla Glass' in its marketing). It continues to use Corning Gorilla Glass to this day on its iPhones although whether they are specially tailored for Apple’s needs, or is 'stock' Gorilla Glass isn’t known, which Apple undoubtedly likes.

Gorilla Glass 5 and the models preceding it were focused on scratch resistances and Gorilla Glass 6 switched the emphasis to drop protection. Gorilla Glass Invictus, the latest from the glass maker, combines both those qualities, which is some achievement as the two don’t typically go hand-in-hand. Corning says it researched over 90,000 customers to conclude it had to develop a glass that offered such functionality.

As a result, Gorilla Glass Invictus is drop resistant from up to 2 meters (up from 1.6 meters in Gorilla Glass 6) and is twice as scratch resistant as Gorilla Glass 5. Corning says its leading competitor in drop resistance fails from just 0.8 meters and is four times less scratch resistant. Its announcement comes ahead of the launch of the Galaxy Note 20 series, so we think it’s reasonable to expect it will be the first smartphone feature Gorilla Glass Victus.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-07-26 (Update: 2020-07-26)
Sanjiv Sathiah
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