Experts have finally developed the latest Gorilla Glass model that is rumored to put an end to shattered smartphone screens.
This version is known as Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5, and it consists of a glass chemically strengthened which can be attached to other devices, besides smartphones. It other words, dropping your phone will no longer be a problem.
Corning declared that compared with its previous version, Gorilla Glass 5 is four times more resistant to powerful impacts, and drops. It has been more than one and a half years since the last time Corning came up with a better glass version.
The best thing about the latest model is that even if the glass is much better than the one from Gorilla Glass 5, display clarity and touch sensitivity have remained at the highest peak.
The company stressed that Gorilla Glass 5 would resist to face-down drops from 5.2 feet at an 80 percent rate. Rough surfaces are no longer going to be a problem. The previous Gorilla Glass 4 was able to survive face-down drops from as high as only 3.2 feet, meaning that the latest version comes with a 2-feet improvement.
Corning experts have conducted a survey to establish how many smartphone owners usually drop their devices. Based on the results, they came to the conclusion that over 85 percent of these owners dropped their smartphones at least once a year, whereas 55 percent of them dropped their devices more than three times every year.
Thanks to these findings, the company decided that it is time to focus on a better drop resistance by enhancing the Gorilla Glass 5. According to John Bayne, general manager and VP of Corning, another reason why the company decided to focus more on drop resistance came from the fact that most owners usually drop their devices from a height ranging between their waist and their shoulders.
This means that the previous 3.2-feet height resistance with which the Gorilla Glass 4 was equipped did not meet the safety measures needed to fulfill the owner’s needs. But with the latest Corning version, consumers will benefit from a better safety performance, compared with previous models.
However, the 80 percent survival rate was acquired only by the 0.6-millimeter Gorilla Glass, compared with the standard version of 0.4 millimeters. It means that owners still need to be careful with the smartphones from now on.