Gorilla Glass Victus is a successor to Corning’s present flagship merchandise – the Gorilla Glass 6. The latter was unveiled about two years in the past. The firm has executed away with the numeral nomenclature with this new iteration, which is the ‘toughest Gorilla Glass’ to this point.
It is named Gorilla Glass Victus, the place Victus means ‘to survive’ and that has to do with the enhancements this time round. It is Gorilla Glass 7 however sure, with a brand new identify.
Gorilla Glass Victus: What are the enhancements?
Gorilla Glass Victus considerably improves each drop and scratch resistance on the identical time. It can survive drops from as much as 2 meters on tough surfaces, which is a 0.4-meter (or 25%) enchancment over Gorilla Glass 6 (from as much as 1.6 meters). Now, that’s round 6.5 ft and fairly spectacular. Corning additional provides that aluminosilicate glasses from opponents solely survive as much as 0.8-meter drops.
As for the scratch resistance, Corning boasts of 2x beneficial properties on this entrance compared to Gorilla Glass 6 and 4x higher compared to opponents. This means Gorilla Glass Victus is way much less liable to scratching. So yeah, as an alternative of specializing in just one side like earlier iterations, Victus earns its identify for providing a greater efficiency on each fronts.
Gorilla Glass Victus not solely has 2x higher scratch resistance but it surely brings a 25% enchancment in drop survival as nicely.
The firm believes that improved sturdiness – drop and scratch resistance – is a vital buying issue. And that’s actually true. One would choose Gorilla Glass 5 safety over Gorilla Glass 3 in the identical price bracket.
Corning additional provides that it principally centered on both of the 2 enhancements – drop or scratch resistance. Gorilla Glass Victus brings upgrades in each areas. “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,” acknowledged John Bayne, SVP and GM, Mobile Consumer Electronics at Corning in an official weblog put up.
First Phone to Use Gorilla Glass Victus
In an official weblog put up, Corning revealed that “Samsung will be the first customer to adopt Gorilla Glass Victus in the near future.” Will we see Victus being employed within the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 sequence? We must wait a few weeks to get a solution to this query. Samsung will unveil its subsequent flagship Note sequence at a digital Galaxy Unpacked occasion on fifth August.