Today Corning unveiled its latest breakthrough innovation – Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Responding to consumers' No. 1 issue with mobile devices, the new cover glass is designed to provide further protection against breakage from everyday drops. Rigorous lab tests show that Gorilla Glass 5 survives drops onto rough, unforgiving surfaces up to four times better than competitive glass designs.
Gorilla Glass 5 Delivers
According to a recent global study*, over 85% of smartphone owners have dropped their phones at least once per year and 55% have dropped their phones three times or more. Additionally, more than 60% of smartphone owners reported dropping their devices between shoulder and waist height.
In lab tests, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 survives up to 80 percent of the time when dropped face-down from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces, far outperforming competitive glass designs. Gorilla Glass 4 was tested for 1.0 meter back in 2014.
According to Corning, Gorilla Glass 5 is commercially available now and is expected to be on product models from leading global brands later this year. Unless Apple has some breakthrough alternative, Apple's iPhone 7 is likely to sport the new glass in September as will other smartphones from Samsung and others.
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