Corning has launched the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 which boasts of improved durability

A new member has been added to Corning’s Victus series of Gorilla Glass, which was first introduced in 2017. The business has introduced Victus 2-new Gorilla Glass, which has improved drop performance on rough surfaces while maintaining the glass’s scratch resistance.

“Smartphones are the center of our digital lives, and the requirement for exceptional scratch and drop resistance has only increased with our growing reliance on clear, damage-free displays,” said David Velasquez, vice president and general manager, Gorilla Glass while announcing the product. “Surfaces matter, and rough surfaces like concrete are everywhere. We challenged our scientists not only to create a glass composition that was durable enough to better survive drops from waist height onto rougher surfaces than asphalt, but to improve cover-glass performance for larger and heavier devices,” said Velasquez.

With more sophisticated and varied designs, today’s smartphones are nearly 15% heavier, and screen sizes are up to 10% larger, than they were four years ago – increasing both the stress on the cover glass and the probability of damage. Gorilla Glass Victus 2 redefines tough for consumers and OEMs.

The company says that the new Gorilla Glass Victus 2 survived drops of up to one metre on a surface that resembled concrete, whereas other manufacturers’ aluminosilicate glasses broke when dropped from half a metre or less. According to the manufacturer, the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 retained scratch resistance up to four times better than its rivals while continuing to withstand drops up to two metres onto an asphalt-like surface.

Multiple clients are now testing the Gorilla Glass Victus 2, which is anticipated to hit the market in the coming months.

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