Corning Announces Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 with Improved Drop Performance on Rough Surfaces Like Concrete

Corning Incorporated today expanded its portfolio with the launch of its newest glass innovation, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2. The key improvement in the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is improved drop performance on rough surfaces like concrete while preserving the scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass Victus.

Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2

According to Corning, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 survived drops of up to one meter on a surface replicating concrete in lab tests. Competitive aluminosilicate glasses from other manufacturers typically failed when dropped from half a meter or less. In addition, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 continued to survive drops up to two meters on a surface replicating asphalt and maintained scratch resistance up to four times better than competitive aluminosilicate.

Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2

Corning has also said that Gorilla Glass has been designed into more than 8 billion devices by more than 45 major brands and its extensive research has shown that 84% of consumers across three of the largest smartphone markets – China, India, and the United States – cite durability as the number one purchasing consideration behind the brand itself. Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is currently being evaluated by multiple brands and is expected to arrive with devices in 2023.

Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 Benefits

  • Improved drop performance up to 1m on 80-grit and up to 2m on 180-grit
  • High resistance to scratch and sharp contact damage
  • High retained strength after use
  • Superior surface quality, with the same advantaged scratch resistance as Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2

“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. 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.” said David Velasquez, VP, and GM, Gorilla Glass.

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