Corning Gorilla Glass Victus announced as a stronger, more scratch-resistant glass for smartphones

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 could be the first phone to feature the new glass

  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus succeeds Gorilla Glass 6
  • Samsung will be the first to feature the new Gorilla Glass Victus on its smartphone
  • Gorilla Glass Victus can survive 2 meters drop on hard, rough surfaces and is 2x more scratch resistant compared to Gorilla Glass 6

Corning Gorilla Glass Victus has been announced for smartphones, laptops, tablets, and wearables. The company claims the new glass can survive 2 meters drop on hard, rough surfaces and offers 2x better scratch resistance compared to Corning Gorilla Glass 6. Corning Gorilla Glass Victus is also said to be 4x better than the competition that offer aluminosilicate glasses and has a lower softening point compared to Gorilla Glass 5 and Gorilla Glass 6. Corning says that Samsung will be the first to adopt Gorilla Glass Victus, presumably on the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Corning said that the repeated drop resistance is also improved and it can survive 20 one meter drops on average – Gorilla Glass 6 which could only survive 15 drops from the same height. Corning says that it has analysed feedback from more than 90,000 users suggesting the importance of drop and scratch performance has nearly doubled in seven years.

John Bayne, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Consumer Electronics, said, “Corning’s extensive consumer research has shown that improved drop and scratch performance are key components of the consumer purchasing decision. Dropped phones can result in broken phones, but as we developed better glasses, phones survived more drops but also showed more visible scratches, which can impact the usability of devices. Instead of our historic approach of asking our technologists to focus on a single goal – making the glass better for either drop or scratch – we asked them to focus on improving both drop and scratch, and they delivered with Gorilla Glass Victus.