Corning is one of the most popular providers of durable glass to cover our phone screens. Over the years, the company has built a great reputation in the business of making rugged glass for phones, laptops, tablets, and wearables. In an attempt to offer improved solutions and solidify its place as the market leader, the company has officially announced its latest glass technology, which represents a good advancement in its technology: the new Gorilla Glass Victus.
The Corning Gorilla Glass Victus is capable of surviving even two-meter falls, which is usually the most common drop height. The company’s new glass has been designed for two things: resist to scratches from a keychain or coins, and withstand impact from a great height. The previous product, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, was capable of withstanding drops of up to 1.6 meters.
For the first time ever in the Gorilla Glass family, both drop and scratch performance have been improved. In fact, it is supposed to bring 2x improvement in scratch resistance over the Gorilla Glass 6. In lab tests, Victus was able to survive drops from a height of 2 meters on rough, hard surfaces. The same structural integrity can also be brought to curved displays and was one of the aspects that were kept in mind in the development process.
The production cost of this product is not very different from the one it already had with Gorilla Glass 6. Due to the crystals’ chemical composition, it isn’t easy to obtain an impact-resistant glass that is also scratch-resistant. However, that’s what Corning has now accomplished with this Gorilla Glass Victus. The new Corning Gorilla Glass Victus achieves excellent performance in laboratory tests. Corning says it is way ahead of the competitive aluminosilicate crystals from other manufacturers. That generally fails when dropped from less than 0.8 meters.
While the last generation improved on drop protection massively, over time, the phones showed more visible scratches. That was one of the focus points that drove the development of Gorilla Glass Victus. “Instead of our historic approach of asking our technologists to focus on a single goal – making the glass better for either drop or scratch – we asked them to focus on improving both drop and scratch, and they delivered with Gorilla Glass Victus”, said John Bayne, senior vice president, and general manager, Mobile Consumer Electronics, Corning.
Moreover, the Victus glass will have the capacity to support up to 39.9 Kg on it before breaking. Unlike its competition, which only supports 15.55 Kg. Corning states that Samsung would be the first manufacturer to adopt the Gorilla Glass Victus in the near future. Therefore, it is likely that the new resistant glass technology may appear on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.