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

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 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.”

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