Gorilla Glass 6 has been officially announced overnight by Corning, preparing a new, highly resilient material to protect mobile phone screens around the world. Corning provides front-end protection panels for screens from a variety of manufacturers, from Apple to Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus, Sony etc., and Gorilla Glass 6 could take place in the Samsung Galaxy S10 and the iPhone 11.
Gorilla Glass 6 is the most durable protection for smartphone screens, as has happened with every version released to date by Corning, but it remains to be seen if the promises are real. Gorilla Glass 6 should provide protection for phone screens, even if they are dropped up to 15 times on a hard surface from a height of up to 1 meter, offering protection 2 times better than Gorilla Glass 5.
“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. Moreover, with breaks during drops being a probabilistic event, the added compression helps increase, on average, the likelihood of survival through multiple drop events.”
Some say it could reach Samsung Galaxy Note 9, but the chances of this happening are little, the iPhone 11 and the Samsung Galaxy S10 being more likely to be protected by it. Apple, unlike Samsung and Huawei, does not confirm that it uses Corning solutions to protect iPhone screens, but also invested in the US company, and will certainly use Gorilla Glass 6 in its phones.
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