“The Gorilla Glass is the latest breakthrough in screen glass technology that can survive up to 15 drops”
Corning recently unveiled its latest the Gorilla Glass 6 protection for smartphones. The next-gen glass is touted to be 2x tougher than the Gorilla Glass 5 and can survive up to 15 drops from a meter’s height. Now, the company has announced that OPPO‘s new flagship smartphone will be the first to utilise the Gorilla Glass 6.
“We are excited to have OPPO adopt Gorilla Glass 6,” said John Bayne, Vice President and General Manager, Corning Gorilla Glass. “OPPO’s new flagship model will provide consumers, who depend on their smartphone for every interaction in their digital lives, increased protection against multiple drops.”
Unfortunately, Corning hasn’t stated which device it would be; however, rumours point towards the alleged OPPO R17 and R17 Pro. The handsets have been subject to a number of leaks and rumours lately. Most recently, their hands-on images and promo posters were leaked online, giving us a glimpse of the OPPO R17 prior to the launch.
We cannot say for sure, by looking at the pictures, if the R17 handset will have Gorilla Glass 6 protection or not, but it’s sure to have a high screen-to-body aspect ratio. The phone is likely to flaunt an all display fascia with a tiny cut-out on top to house the selfie camera. Other leaked features of the OPPO R17 include a 6.2-inch display, in-display fingerprint sensor, dual-rear cameras, and a 3,400mAh battery with VOOC fast charging display.
|Octa core (2 GHz, Dual Core + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core)|
|8 GB RAM|
|6.4 inches (16.26 cm)|
|1080x2340 px, 403 PPI|
|16 MP + 5 MP Dual Primary Cameras|
|25 MP Front Camera|
|Super VOOC Charging|
|USB Type-C port|