Gorilla Glass 5 Is Going To Come One Step Closer To Making Your Phones Shatterproof

Omar Sohail
Posted Jul 20, 2016
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Gorilla Glass 5 is going to be the successor of the toughened Gorilla Glass 4, and features a new chemical composition that is going to make the front side of smartphones and tablets even more robust than before. Let us take a look at the effort that the company has taken in order to introduce a more powerful variant for mobile devices.

Gorilla Glass 5 Will Now Be Able To Protect Mobile Devices Dropped From An Even Bigger Height – Take A Look At How It Has Improved

Gorilla Glass 5 is going to be produced to improve drop performance from gadgets that are slam onto that unforgiving concrete floor from a fair amount of distance. Most ideally, a smartphone’s screen is expected to remain intact after dropping from shoulder height. The Verge reports that Gorilla Glass 5 survives up to 80 percent of the time when dropped from 1.6 meters.

Gorilla Glass 4, which was introduced back in 2014 may be have been stronger compared to the remaining previous versions, but it was reported to only remain intact from about a meter high. Furthermore, Corning has carried out extensive research on its part and have come to the conclusion that 85 percent of smartphone owners have dropped their phones at least once in the past year, and that two-thirds of those drops took place from waist height to shoulder height. Gorilla Glass 5’s predecessors might have been strong, they were not as durable as the upcoming glass.

Gorilla Glass

Additionally, the protection only accounted for flat, but hard surfaces, so smartphone screens would have received much more damage after they have come in contact with a very sharp object or rough surface. Part of Gorilla Glass 5’s development also stems from protecting the smartphone from sharp objects and rough surfaces, since they might not shatter the screen but deliver an irreparable blemish on the front side. There are more metrics that you should be informed about. First off, that 80 percent survival rate that we mentioned earlier; that was with pieces of glass that were 0.6mm thick.

However, with phones and tablets getting thinner, Gorilla Glass 5 could become as thin as 0.4mm, and it might not protect the device as effectively as the thicker glass variants. Irrespective, Gorilla Glass 5 is going to be introduced later this year, so we will be able to witness how far Corning’s research has gone into making its newest iteration of glass near-shatterproof.

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