All of you are familiar with the term “Corning Gorilla Glass” as it’s scratch-resistant and durable glass for protecting your mobile screens. But, do you know what it is and why it is used. This article will help you to know about Gorilla Glass and its versions. So, stick to the end.
What is Corning Gorilla Glass?
Corning Gorilla Glass is a scratch-resistance and durable glass product produced by Corning that is used to protect the screens of tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices. The glass is lightweight, strong, and compatible with touchscreen technologies. It is made of a material called alkali-aluminosilicate, which is formed by bonding aluminium, silicon, and oxygen together. It’s not a material you’d find anywhere in nature or rather.
Why do many smartphone manufacturers company use it?
I’m sure that you’ve heard of Gorilla Glass. It’s the name of the technology that makes the glass more resistant to scratches and makes it durable. Most of us know it because it’s on smartphones and tablets, Gorilla Glass is also used on other devices.
The advantage of using Gorilla Glass
- Toughness – It makes it tougher and quite hard to break when it drops uncertainly.
- Scratch-resistance – The Glass is so tough and durable that it doesn’t get any scratches due to nails or drops or other ways. It gives a smooth and fine look.
- Thin – The Glass is quite thin (up to 0.4 mm thick) to be used as a protective screen for smartphones and their technologies.
- Looks – Gorilla Glass gives a premium look to smartphones besides giving protection.
- Drop Resistance – Gorilla Glass has one more big facility that it can resist up to 80% scratches while falling on the surface.
Different versions of Corning Gorilla Glass
From the beginning, Corning has made a lot of improvements to its Gorilla Glass over the years. Till now, so many versions were released among which Gorilla Glass 6 is the toughest and Gorilla Victus is the latest version. If you are keen to know about the variants of Gorilla Glass, you need to follow the list of products from Corning that uses Gorilla Glass. Take a look at it here.
Gorilla Glass 1
The first Gorilla Glass was made in 2005 and 2006. It comes with iPhone. Later they made it 1.5 mm thick and add a coating of Oleo-phobic which minimized the fingerprints and smudges. iPhone wasn’t the only smartphone to have Gorilla Glass, Corning was able to get its technology.
Gorilla Glass 2
In 2012, Corning released Gorilla Glass 2. The glass was just as resistant but its main update was its thickness. The second generation was 20% thicker than the previous one. It could hold 50 kg of pressure without cracking and breaking. In that year, over 600 million devices were including Gorilla Glass where Nexus 4 and Samsung S3 were not excluded.
Gorilla Glass 3
In 2013, Corning comes with another update of Gorilla Glass which is Gorilla Glass 3. It comes with even more resistance and is more focused on thickness. It also includes Native Damage Resistance (NDR) which is useful for deeper scratches. The third generation can prevent 35% more scratches. It came on models like Samsung S4, the Moto G, and the Moto X.
Gorilla Glass 4
In 2014, Corning presented its Gorilla Glass with a bold new objective. Through the survey, the company came to know that 70% of cell phone screen damage was due to drops, so Corning began to invest in reinforcing its glass.
So Gorilla Glass 4 was developed focusing on drop resistance. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Asus ZenFone 2 Laser were a few devices that came with Gorilla Glass fourth generation.
Gorilla Glass 5
Gorilla Glass 5 was released in 2016, focusing on providing even more resistance to drop and it also gave four times more strength than the previous one. In the Lab, it survived drops up to 1.6 meters, but in daily life, it can prevent cracks up to 80% of falls on the hard surface at a height of 1 meter.
Gorilla Glass 6
In 2018, Corning launched Gorilla Glass 6 which is subjected to protective glass with new testing methods. It can withstand continuous 15 drops from 1 meter onto the rough surface. It is twice as strong as Gorilla Glass 5 and used in the latest flagship smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S10 and the upcoming Series.
Gorilla Glass Victus
In July 2020, Corning has launched its latest iteration of Gorilla Glass called Gorilla Glass Victus. Finally, the numbering scheme has been abandoned with this product. According to the lab tests, it has shown that Gorilla Glass Victus can withstand drop protection from 2m height.
Moreover, it’s two and four times more scratch-resistant than Gorilla Glass 6 and other competing technology brands respectively. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and ASUS ROG 5 are protected with Gorilla Glass Victus.
As mentioned the types of Gorilla Glass with detailed specifications, Corning isn’t the only company to make toughened, scratch-resistant protective glass for smartphones, tablets, and more. Asahi (renamed AGC) competes with making scratch-resistant glass under the “Dragontrail” name.
This is all you need to know about Gorilla Glass and its versions. I hope you have gained some knowledge about this scratch-resistance protective glass. Share it to inform others and feel free to comment with your thoughts & queries. That’s all for now, see you soon. Till then stay tuned with us Techvaio and thanks for reading.!
Gorilla Glass 6 is the best protective glass from drop protection for premium devices. But, Gorilla Glass 5 is widely adopted drop protective glass.
Gorilla Glass Victus is the latest version, introduced in July 2020. Corning Claims it has twice the scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass 6.
There’s no Gorilla Glass 7, only Victus. Gorilla Glass Victus is the latest version from Corning that claims two times more scratch resistance.
Sapphire Glass is extremely scratch-resistant and harder than Gorilla Glass. But it’s 10 times more expensive. Also, sapphire glass is heavier that makes your device heavy.