the popular glassmaker for mobile devices, on Wednesday unveiled Gorilla Glass
5 for flagship devices.
company claimed that it is the leader in cover glass industry and said that
over 4.5 billion devices used Corning Gorilla Glass worldwide including more
than 1,800 product models across 40 major brands.
Corning says that over 85% of smartphone owners have dropped
their phones at least once per year with 55% of owners saying they’ve dropped
their phones at least 3 times or more per year. As well, more than 60% of
smartphone owners said they drop their phones between shoulder and waist
company said that the Corning
Gorilla Glass 5 in its internal
lab tests survived up to 80 percent of the time when dropped face-down from up
to 1.6 metres. Corning claimed that the new glass was tested on all type of
surfaces including rough ones.
Gorilla Glass 5 is now commercially available and is expected to be seen on
devices later this year.