123 – Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 With Ability To Withstand 1-Metre Drops On Concrete Launched


Corning updated its Gorilla Glass material line with the introduction of Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on Wednesday. Gorilla Glass Victus 2 consists of a new glass composition and is designed for better drop performance on rough surfaces such as concrete and asphalt. This means that the next lineup of smartphones will come with more durable displays.

According to the company’s research, 84% of consumers in the three largest smartphone markets of China, India and the US cite durability as the “biggest” purchase consideration behind the smartphone brand itself.

“Smartphones are at the heart of our digital lives, and as our reliance on clear, damage-free displays increases, our requirements for unparalleled scratch and drop resistance will only increase,” said the statement.

“Surfaces matter, and rough surfaces like concrete are everywhere.”

According to Corning’s lab test results, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 survived drops of up to 1 meter onto simulated concrete surfaces. Competitor aluminosilicate glass “usually fails” when dropped from less than half a meter, the company claims. Additionally, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 survived drops of up to 2 meters onto asphalt-like surfaces and remained scratch resistant up to 4x better than competitor aluminosilicates.

“We want scientists to not only create glass compositions that are durable enough to withstand waist-high drops onto surfaces rougher than asphalt, but also cover glass for larger, heavier devices. I tried to improve the performance.

“With more sophisticated and diverse designs, today’s smartphones are nearly 15% heavier than they were four years ago, and screen sizes are up to 10% larger, increasing both the stress on the cover glass and the potential for damage. Gorilla Glass Victus 2 redefines what is tough for consumers and OEMs,” added Velasquez.