Corning’s Gorilla Glass is one of the most recognized components used to help protect smartphones against the perils of everyday life. Typically, each new generation of Gorilla Glass comes with improved durability against either drops or scratches, but not both. However, for its newest formula of Gorilla Glass—Gorilla Glass Victus—Corning promises that’s about to change.
This is not new, though, since all new Gorilla Glass versions always enhance its durability against scratches or drops, but not both. However, Corning claimed that its newest formula for Gorilla Glass Victus will provide both of the protective features.
The giant manufacturer of Gorilla Glass Victus previously focused on just developing just one aspect of its durability feature. When Corning released its Gorilla Glass 3, it claimed that it has 40% fewer scratches compared to Gorilla Glass 2.
The big problem for Corning is that the harder you make something—to better protect against scratches—the more brittle the material becomes, which would make it more prone to shattering when dropped.
when you try to make something more flexible or better able with withstand shocks and vibrations, its hardness tends to go down. On top of that, after asking buyers for feedback, Corning found that most people didn’t really distinguish between drop and scratch protection, and simply wanted something that was proficient in both areas.
So on Gorilla Glass Victus, Corning is attempting to do just that. The company claims that Victus offers significant improvement in both drop and scratch performance over the previous generation for the first time ever. Compared to Gorilla Glass 6, Corning says Gorilla Glass Victus is two times more scratch-resistant and 25% stronger when it comes to drops. Corning says Gorilla Glass Victus has been tested to withstand drops from up to 6.5 feet onto hard, rough surfaces without breaking, compared to Gorilla Glass 6, which is only rated to handle drops of up to 5.25 feet.
Additionally, because glass is a better conductor of heat than plastic, Forester(Corning vice president) said many device makers are using more glass in 5G phones as a way to help dissipate the extra heat produced by 5G modems. So for all you hoping to see a greater number of phones with plastic backs, I wouldn’t hold your breath too long, at least not in the near future.
Wrapping it up !
Finally, Forester mentioned that Samsung will be the first device maker to release a product with Gorilla Glass Victus. Unfortunately, he did not name a specific device or when said device would go on sale, but the timing of Corning’s announcement just weeks ahead of Samsung’s next Unpacked Event could be a big hint that Gorilla Glass Victus will make its consumer debut at Samsung’s showcase in early August.