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Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 Can Survive Drops From Up to 1.6 Metres

Friday, July 22, 2016

Corning, the popular glassmaker for mobile devices, on Wednesday unveiled Gorilla Glass 5 for flagship devices.

The 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 height.

The 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.

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is now commercially available and is expected to be seen on devices later this year.

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