Corning has unveiled Gorilla Glass Victus 2, a new version of its glass innovation that delivers improved drop performance on rough surfaces such as concrete, something that the manufacturer has noted as being the world’s most abundantly engineered material, while preserving the scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass Victus, a previous iteration of the glass that was introduced in July 2020 and advertised with twice the scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass 6:
In lab tests, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 survived drops of up to one meter on a surface replicating concrete. Competitive aluminosilicate glasses from other manufacturers typically failed when dropped from half a meter or less. In addition, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 continued to survive drops up to two meters on a surface replicating asphalt and maintained scratch resistance up to four times better than competitive aluminosilicate.
“Smartphones are the center 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,” said David Velasquez, vice president and general manager, Gorilla Glass. “Surfaces matter, and rough surfaces like concrete are everywhere.”
“We challenged our 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 to improve cover-glass performance for larger and heavier devices,” said Velasquez. “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.”
Corning confirmed that Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is currently being evaluated by multiple customers and is expected to reach the market within the next few months.
A product information sheet for Gorilla Glass Victus 2 can be found here.