Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 with better drop resistance announced: here’s what’s new

From what height will your phone's screen survive a fall now?

Highlights
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 has been announced as a follow-up to the original Gorilla Glass Victus.
  • The new glass is claimed to improve the drop performance on rough surfaces like concrete.
  • Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is claimed to have survived drops of up to one meter on a surface replicating concrete.

Corning Incorporated has unveiled its newest glass innovation, the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2. The company says the new glass will improve drop performance on rough surfaces like concrete, which is said to be the world’s most abundantly engineered material. Corning says that during its extensive research it found that 84 percent of consumers in China, India, and the US see the durability of the phone as the number one purchasing consideration. In lab tests, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is claimed to have survived drops of up to one meter on a surface replicating concrete.

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Corning says that it challenged their 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 also to improve cover-glass performance for larger and heavier devices. 

Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2

Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2

Corning says that competitive aluminosilicate glasses from other manufacturers typically failed when dropped from half a meter or less. In addition, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 was able to survive drops up to two meters on a surface replicating asphalt and was resistant to scratches up to four times better than competitive aluminosilicate.

Corning says the Gorilla Glass Victus is currently being evaluated by multiple customers and is expected to reach the market within the next few months. The company claims that Gorilla Glass has been designed into more than 8 billion devices by more than 45 major brands.

David Velasquez, vice president and general manager, of Gorilla Glass, said, “Smartphones are the centre of our digital lives, and the requirement for exceptional scratch and drop resistance has only increased with our growing reliance on clear, damage-free displays. Surfaces matter and rough surfaces like concrete are everywhere.

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.”