Gorilla Glass 5 is Ready to Show Up in the Next Generation of Smartphones

"Over 85% of smartphone owners have dropped their phones at least once per year and 55% have dropped their phones three times or more..."


Corning, the maker of Gorilla Glass, has officially announced the latest hardware that will protect the next generation of smartphones and other devices.

Gorilla Glass is the protective glass covering that can be found on most devices. Most, if not all, smartphones worth their name currently have the Gorilla Glass 4 protecting their fragile displays. Corning says that its protective glasses have so far been applied on over 4.5 billion devices worldwide.

According to Corning, Gorilla Glass 5 is built to be even sturdier and withstand more falls.

In lab tests, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 survives up to 80 percent of the time when dropped face-down from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces…

With devices like the Galaxy Note 5, a new high-end Xperia device from Sony and the iPhone 7 expected to hit the market soon, the Gorilla Glass 5 coupled with other recently-announced hardware like the Snapdragon 821 could be front and centre of those and many more upcoming devices. For the Note 5, that is if Samsung gave up on its Turtle Glass plans.

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Emmanuel writes on mobile hardware, software and platforms.