Corning Incorporated has announced fifth iteration of its damage resistant glass, dubbed as the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It has been announced almost 2 years after its predecessor, the Gorilla Glass 4.
The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 offers up to two times improvement in damage resistance over Gorilla Glass 4 and is said to be 4x improved than its alternate competitors.
Moreover, it is 1.8 times better that its predecessor in drop performance on rough surfaces. It can survive up to 80% of the times from drops up to 1.6 meters. Gorilla Glass 4 was sturdy enough to survive drops from 1 meter height in lab test.
Not only that, the latest Corning Gorilla glass preserves optical clarity, damage resistance and touch sensitivity.
John Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass, said
With each successive generation of Corning Gorilla Glass, we have taken cover glass technology to new levels. Gorilla Glass 5 is no exception, extending Corning’s advantage in drop performance over competitive glasses. With many real-world drops occurring from between waist
and shoulder height, we knew improving drop performance would be an important and necessary advancement.
Corning has a 165-year history of delivering life-changing innovations. Gorilla Glass 5 is the latest example of Corning applying its material-science expertise to solve tough consumer challenges in a way that impacts people’s everyday lives.