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Corning introduces Gorilla Glass 6 with improved drop resistance

High-end smartphones have had Corning’s Gorilla Glass for years now. It offers not only scratch resistance but full on crack and shatter resistance too. Corning has been hard at work on its latest iteration, and now Gorilla Glass 6 is ready for prime time.

Corning announced Gorilla Glass 6 earlier today and should start appearing on smartphones within the next few months. This time around, Corning has focussed on improving durability from high drops.

According to Corning, people drop their phones seven times a year on average, with more than 50% of those drops occurring at one metre and below. Gorilla Glass 6 managed to withstand 15 drops from one metre, which is said to be two times better than Gorilla Glass 5. This is thanks to a new material in use, which Corning developed in its labs.

Not much is said on improved scratch resistance, so that part of Gorilla Glass 6 is likely comparable to its predecessor.

KitGuru Says: With phones consisting more and more of glass, this new iteration of Gorilla Glass should help keep expensive devices looking pretty for longer. How important is Gorilla Glass in your purchasing decisions?

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