Today, Corning has announced a new version of Gorilla Glass, the sixth version, to be precise. Corning’s scientists were able to engineer “an entirely new material” that would better survive multiple drops. Tests show that Gorilla Glass 6 survived fifteen drops from 1 meter before actually breaking. This is apparently twice as many drops that Gorilla Glass 5 can withstand.
Gorilla Glass 6 is an entirely 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, – John Bayne, Vice President, Corning Gorilla Glass
The way it’s done is the new glass has a chemical composition that’s different from Gorilla Glass 5’s. This new composition makes it easier to chemically increase levels of compression which, thus, “enabled Gorilla Glass 6 to be more resistant to damage”.
According to Corning, people drop their phones an average of 7 times a year with more than 50% of drops occurring within a meter height. Corning has put its glass into over 6 billion devices manufactured by more than 45 major brands. Check out the full press release at the Source link.