Gorilla Glass 6 Announced – Up To Twice As Durable As Before

It's been to years since Corning announced Gorilla Glass 5 in July 2016, a class leading screen protection built into displays. Back then Corning said that tablets and phones with Gorilla Glass 5 had a 80% screen survival rate when dropped from 1.6 meters onto asphalt.

But today the standards have been upped once again with the introduction of Gorilla Glass 6, and Corning says that the new Gorilla Glass is up to twice as durable.

Corning have improved upon the Gorilla Glass 6 in two ways. First by improving the long term durability when dropped multiple times over the years, while also improving the overall strength of the glass too. So the company says that in the labs at least, Gorilla Glass 6 smartphones dropped from 1 meter onto rough surfaces, would survive 15 drops on average.

Their surveys have shown that this is the height half of all drops occur from.

The first Gorilla Glass 6 protected smartphones, tablets, and smart watches will be launched at the end of 2018.

Corning also announced the new Gorilla Glass DX and Gorilla Glass DX+ technologies today too with new antireflective properties.

Gorilla Glass have been applied to billions of smartphones over the last 10 years, and some of the high-end tablets too. The Surface Go is the latest tablet to launch with Gorilla Glass.

– Tom Bowen