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Corning’s New Gorilla Glass 6 Will Let Your Phone Survive 15 Drops

Corning Gorilla Glass 6 is currently being evaluated by multiple customers, and expected to reach the market in the next several months

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On average, people drop their phones seven times a year, with more than 50 per cent of the drops occurring at 1 metre or below.
On average, people drop their phones seven times a year, with more than 50 per cent of the drops occurring at 1 metre or below. (IANS)
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Global tech company Corning Incorporated has introduced “Gorilla Glass 6” for New-Age smartphones that survived 15 drops from one metre onto rough surfaces and is up to two times better than Gorilla Glass 5.

Cornings’ recent consumer survey in April 2018 in eight countries indicated that consumers drop their phones often and mainly from waist height.

On average, people drop their phones seven times a year, with more than 50 per cent of the drops occurring at 1 metre or below.

“As consumers become more dependent on their smartphones, the opportunity for potentially damaging drops is also on the rise. Now more than ever, it’s critical the cover glass provides outstanding protection,” said John Bayne, Vice President and General Manager, Corning Gorilla Glass late on Wednesday.

“Corning Gorilla Glass 6 improves upon Gorilla Glass 5 by surviving drops from higher heights, but, more importantly, has been engineered to survive multiple drops,” Bayne added.

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Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

In addition to larger front displays with more surface area, mobile device manufacturers are also embracing phone designs with glass backs.

With its optical clarity, touch sensitivity, scratch resistance, efficient wireless charging and enhanced durability, Gorilla Glass 6 is set to enable new design trends, the company said in a statement.

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“Gorilla Glass 6 is a new glass composition that can be chemically strengthened to give it significantly higher levels of compression than is possible with Gorilla Glass 5. This enables Gorilla Glass 6 to be more resistant to damage,” said Dr Jaymin Amin, Vice President of Technology and Product Development, Corning Gorilla Glass and Corning Specialty.

Corning Gorilla Glass has been designed into more than six billion devices by more than 45 major brands till date.

“Corning Gorilla Glass 6 is currently being evaluated by multiple customers, and expected to reach the market in the next several months,” the company said. (IANS)

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Gorilla Glass 6 To Be First Featured By OPPO

Gorilla Glass has been designed into more than six billion devices by more than 45 major brands

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OPPO launches first India R&D centre in Hyderabad. (Wikimedia Commons)

Global tech company Corning Incorporated on Monday announced that OPPO will be the first mobile device manufacturer to adopt its latest cover glass technology Gorilla Glass 6.

OPPO’s new flagship smartphone utilising Gorilla Glass 6 is slated to release in the coming weeks, the company said in a statement.

In lab tests, Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops from one metre onto rough surfaces whereas competitive glass compositions, such as soda lime and aluminosilicate, did not survive the first drop.

“We are excited to have OPPO adopt Gorilla Glass 6,” John Bayne, Vice President and General Manager, Corning Gorilla Glass, said in a statement.

OPPO Adopts New Gorilla Glass 6 Technology. Flickr
OPPO Adopts New Gorilla Glass 6 Technology. Flickr

Unveiled in July, Gorilla Glass 6 is the company’s most durable cover glass to date.

“OPPO’s new flagship model will provide consumers, who depend on their smartphone for every interaction in their digital lives, increased protection against multiple drops,” Bayne added.

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Gorilla Glass has been designed into more than six billion devices by more than 45 major brands.

With its optical clarity, touch sensitivity, scratch resistance, efficient wireless charging and enhanced durability, Gorilla Glass 6 is set to enable new design trends. (IANS)