Corning introduced Gorilla Glass 6 along with Gorilla Glass DX and DX+ on July 18th. The new glass is made with all new glass composite features such as an antireflective property that vastly improves optical clarity and superior scratch resistance scaled to consumer needs, while maintaining the legendary toughness and touch sensitivity of Gorilla Glass.
Both Gorilla Glass DX and Gorilla Glass DX+ enhance display readability by improving the front surface reflection by 75 percent versus standard glass, and increasing the display contrast ratio by 50 percent with the same display brightness level. These improvements in optical clarity can also lengthen battery life.
A point of differentiation between the two solutions is in the levels of scratch resistance. Gorilla Glass DX features enhanced optics with the same excellent scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass while Gorilla Glass DX+ provides enhanced optics with superior scratch resistance approaching that of alternative luxury cover materials.
Yesterday during Samsung's Note9 event in New York they introduced their updated Samsung Galaxy Watch that introduced LTE connectivity just like the Apple Watch 3 and use Corning's next generation Gorilla Glass DX+ with its water resistance up to 5 ATM.
Yesterday Corning stated: ""We are pleased that Samsung has designed Gorilla Glass DX+ into their latest device," said Scott Forester, division vice president, Marketing and Innovation Products, Corning Gorilla Glass. "Gorilla Glass DX+ offers the unique combination of superior scratch resistance and excellent optics, making it an ideal cover material solution for today's digital life."
Whether the next generation of Apple Watch will use Corning DX+ is unknown at this time because Apple has been using their patented Ion-X Glass on Apple Watch to date. Could Apple make the switch for Apple Watch Series 4? Only time will tell.
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