There may not be a want to use display screen protectors with smartphones anymore, and that’s the reason true for the approaching smartphones the use of the brand new Gorilla Glass Victus 2 too, stated Scott Forester, Corning’s Vice President and industry director for glass & operations council for Corning Gorilla Glass at the corporate’s latest reinforced glass product for smartphones.
There is excellent explanation why for it. Corning stated the composition of the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 will give smartphones higher coverage towards drops on tough surfaces comparable to concrete, which might be extraordinarily tough to give protection to towards. This has additionally been necessitated via the truth that smartphones and cellular gadgets are turning into heavier.
“Phones are getting greater and heavier, via up to 15 %. But after we take a look at it from a weight standpoint, probably the most greater telephones have transform 30-40 % greater over the past 4 years,” said Forester, addressing a media roundtable, of which HT was a part. Heavier weight means higher impact force, in case of a fall.
In a first, the company said smartphones will now be able to survive a drop from the height of one-metre (this would usually be the height of your trouser or jeans pocket) on concrete floors or pavements.
The newest Gorilla Glass Victus builds on the foundation of the previous generation.
“Improved drop performance, up to 1-metre on 80-grit and up to 2-metre on 180-grit,” is how Corning defined the core improvements. There is no toughened glass layer for smartphones that has been able to make that claim thus far. Corning said that in its lab tests, most other products found it difficult to survive the drop from a 0.5-metre mark.
While the updated composition gives Gorilla Glass Victus 2 more to stand up against a tryst with concrete, there are no trade-offs elsewhere. In fact, the potential to withstand a 2-metre drop on asphalt as well as scratch resistance that’s up to four times better than rival aluminosilicate products for smartphones, remains the same as in Gorilla Glass Victus.
The applications go much beyond just smartphones. Corning has composed the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 for use in laptops and mobile computing devices, tablets, smartwatches and wearables, smart home devices as well as cameras.
Asked if it will be a challenge to install Gorilla Glass 2 Victus in devices that require gently curved screens such as smartwatches, Forester stressed on the need to focus on the boundary conditions when designing certain innovations.
“Those are around formability, processability and how does the glass actually machine,” Forester told HT. He referred to how the glass is processed and shaped, much like “how an artisan would”, but in this case the process is all automated. Forester spoke about the challenge of opening the innovation box.
“We have to think through how we can then create glasses that have the ability to be more durable and the strengthening of the process that then combines the glass”, he says.
Which will be the first smartphones to deploy the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2? The company refused to take any names at this stage. It said the new product is “these days being evaluated via a couple of shoppers and is anticipated to achieve the marketplace inside of the following few months”.
The chance of Samsung or OnePlus adopting Gorilla Glass Victus 2 stays prime. Both the telephone makers are anticipated to unlock their newest flagship telephones, the Galaxy S23 sequence and the OnePlus 11 sequence respectively, in early 2023.
A turn in the course of the pages of historical past tells us that once Corning launched the Gorilla Glass Victus in July 2020, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra with it, a month later.