Corning Technologies today introduced Corning Gorilla Glass 4, successor of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 in India. Company claims that Corning Gorilla Glass 4 is two times tougher and better than any cover glass design in the market.
While the Gorilla Glass 3 is well renowned for protection against scratches, Gorilla Glass 4 focuses more on protection against drops. Corning says that it tested Gorilla Glass 3 by putting it through several drop from a height of 1 meter and it survived around 80 percent of the drops.
80 percent success rate doesn’t sound particularly impressive, but again, the new Gorilla Glass 4 is tougher and more durable than Gorilla Glass 3. It is still far from being shatter proof and there is room for improvement.
Speaking about the launch, Amit Bansal, president, Corning Technologies, India, said, “We see significant potential for Gorilla Glass 4 in India and are frequently speaking to Indian OEMs to understand their requirements. It is one of the fastest growing consumer electronics markets in the world and it therefore makes perfect sense to equip manufactures here with the very best in cover glass technology.”
Corning Gorilla Glass 4 offers you improved damage resistance, thinness, durability and optical clarity. More than 40 manufacturers are using Corning Gorilla Glass for their products. To start with Gorilla Glass 4 will be used in Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Alpha and iPhone 6. We can expect this to be a part of all next generation flagships from all major brands in 2015.
“Corning Gorilla Glass has outperformed competing materials, such as soda-lime glass and other strengthened glass, since it was introduced in 2007, and we’re always innovating to push the limits of what glass can do,” said James Hollis, director, Sales and Engineering, Gorilla Glass, Specialty Materials. “With Gorilla Glass 4, we have focused on significantly improving protection against sharp contact damage, which is the primary reason that mobile devices break. Dropping and breaking a phone is a common problem, and one that our customers have asked us to help address.”