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New Corning Gorilla Glass 6 focused on shatter resistance

Corning Gorilla Glass 6 should be a tougher nut to crack. (Source: Corning)
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 should be a tougher nut to crack. (Source: Corning)
Corning has taken the wraps off the latest version of its ubiquitous Gorilla Glass for smartphones and tablets. Version 6 is all about bringing added drop protection that is twice as resistant to drops as Gorilla Glass 5.

Corning has launched the latest version of its widely used Gorilla Glass for smartphones and tablets. Corning is now up to version 6 of Gorilla Glass, which the company says is twice as resistant to shattering from a drop as Gorilla Glass 5. Corning says that Gorilla Glass 6 equipped smartphones can survive up to 15 consecutve drops on average from 1 meter without shattering in its testing.

Corning's research shows that the average person drops their smartphone from a height of around 1.6 meters once a year. Drops from below 1 meter happen on average around four times a year. Gorilla Glass 6 has been designed to withstand these normal use case scenarios, which is good news for smartphone owners, particularly of higher end devices. A broken screen on an iPhone X, for example, can cost up to US$279 to repair.

According to the rumor mill, the first device to launch with Gorilla Glass 6 is likely to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. It is scheduled to arrive next month on August 9, so expect a slew of high-end devices to start rolling out with Gorilla Glass 6 in the second half of this year.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-07-19 (Update: 2018-07-26)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.