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.”

gorilla glass 4 test

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).

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4 replies on “Corning Gorilla Glass 4 promises better drop protection for smartphone, tablet screens”

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        He says that todays ITO as conductor material in capacitive displays can´t fix on plastic substrate.But because of graphene is organic it can fix on other organic based materials as graphene.

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