Corning, the maker of Gorilla Glass to protect the display of phones, laptops, tablets, and wearables, has revealed their next-gen protective glass today- Gorilla Glass Victus. Corning claims that the next-gen Gorilla Glass has better drop and scratch resistance than its rivals aluminosilicate glasses of other manufacturers.
The Gorilla Glass Victus is a successor to the company’s latest Gorilla Glass 6 introduced two years ago.
The name ‘Victus’ means ‘to survive,’ and to do that, the company has done several nomenclatures with the new Gorilla Glass to make it the toughest Gorilla Glass to date.
To make the Gorilla Glass Victus the toughest, the company has improved both the drop and scratch resistance. This can withstand drops from up to 2 meters on rough surfaces, reflecting an increase of 0.4 meters (or 25 percent) over Gorilla Glass 6 (up to 1.6 meters). This is about 6.5 feet now, and very impressive. Corning further adds that rivals’ aluminosilicate glasses only tolerate drops of up to 0.8 meters.
As for the scratch resistance, Corning claims 2x improvements on this front compared to Gorilla Glass 6 and 4x more than the competitors. This means the Gorilla Glass Victus is much less scratch-prone. So yeah, instead of focusing on only one aspect like previous iterations, Victus earns its name for offering a better performance on both fronts.
“Gorilla Glass Victus not only has 2x better scratch resistance, but it brings a 25% improvement in drop survival as well.”
John Bayne, SVP and GM of Mobile Consumer Electronics at Corning said,
“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,”
Further, in an official blog, Corning revealed that “Samsung will be the first customer to adopt Gorilla Glass Victus in the near future.” We already know that the upcoming device from Samsung will be the Galaxy Note 20 series. So there is a chance that we can see the Gorilla Glass Victus in Galaxy Note 20 series, and for that, we have to wait around one month, as the virtual Galaxy Unpacked Event is on 5 August.