Corning is introducing its next generation of damage resistant glass which can be used for smartphone and tablet screens. The company tested Gorilla Glass 4 by dropping it face-down ontro a rough surface from one meter and found that the glass survived the fall “up to 80 percent of the time.”
Don’t tend to drop your phone on concrete all that often? Gorilla Glass 4 also offer scratch resistance.
Not surprisingly, Corning says Gorilla Glass 4 offers better damage resistance than last year’s Gorilla Glass 3 which allows for similar or better protection even on devices that have thinner layers of glass.
Of course, a screen that doesn’t break 80 percent of the time could still break 20 percent of the time — so the best way to protect your phone is still probably to get a good case for it (or leave it at home and never user it… but that sort of defeats the purpose of having a mobile device).