Another year and another version of Corning’s Gorilla Glass has been announced. As you might expect the third iteration of Gorilla Glass is even tougher than its predecessors. According to Corning, Gorilla Glass 3 has a three times the scratch resistance, a 40 percent reduction in the number of visible scratches and a 50 percent improvement in retaining strength and the glass becomes flawed.
Corning says that have achieved this by improving the glass at the molecular level. Gorilla Glass 3 features what Corning is calling Native Damage Resistance (NDR) and results in the aforementioned improvements. Gorilla Glass has not been known for standing up to sand in the past so the three-fold improvement in scratch resistance should go some way to relieving this reputation.
With the Consumer Electronics Show just a couple of days away Corning will surely demonstrate the abilities of Gorilla Glass 3 in full. No timeframes were given but we believe the first smartphones and tablets to ship with Gorilla Glass 3 are a couple of months away.
KitGuru says: Another step in the direction of indestructible mobile devices.