Corning has announced that the first smartphone flaunting the strong Gorilla Glass 4 will be Samsung's metal phone, Galaxy Alpha. Corning has implemented the most resistant technology in its latest iteration of Gorilla Glass which will now add to the list of 4.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Alpha features coming as a strong contender against Apple's smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha Gorilla Glass 4:
Corning is claiming that Gorilla Glass 4 is the most damage-resistant sheet it has developed so far which will improve the durability of front panel of the smartphone dramatically:
Gorilla Glass 4 is Corning’s most damage-resistant cover glass to date and dramatically improves protection against cover glass damage during device drops. Corning reliability experts examined hundreds of broken devices to assess how and why cover glass breaks in actual use. They found that damage caused by sharp contact on the surface accounted for more than 70 percent of failures in the field. Then scientists developed test protocols to simulate these failures, and a product which could better withstand them – Gorilla Glass 4. Using 0.4 mm Gorilla Glass 4 cover glass allows device designers greater options for sleek and modern devices while maintaining remarkable damage resistance, like in the Galaxy ALPHA.
Samsung is putting the 4.7-inch Galaxy Alpha as the direct competitor of iPhone 6. With the latest resistant properties of thinner but tougher Gorilla Glass 4, Samsung Galaxy Alpha might just be able to prove its worth with all its metal, thinner profile, and powerful specs like Sammy's in-house Exynos chip and cat 6 LTE. Device is under 7mm thick offering a slim profile. While Samsung may aim Alpha at iPhone 6, it is still a mid-range device. 4.7-inch 720p resolution Super AMOLED screen, 12-megapixel primary shooter and a 1,860 battery with a complete metal design might attract Sammy fans, but it is unlikely if it would bring any fans of Apple on board.
- Source: Corning