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.
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 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
“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.