Gorilla Glass is the chemically reinforced glass used for the protective sheets of the screens of many smartphones, mainly high-end ones. Corning, the company in charge of developing glass, promises to go one step further with Gorilla Glass Victus 2whose new composition should offer greater resistance to falls on rough surfaces while maintaining the same resistance to scratches as the first generation of Victus.
The first generation of Victus glass was launched two years ago with the aim of resisting a fall of two meters. Now Corning intends to up its ante with the Victus 2 to create glass that is capable of withstanding a waist-height drop onto rougher surfaces. On the other hand, the company has also stressed that the pressure on the screen has increased because current smartphones are fifteen percent heavier and ten percent larger than four years ago.
Corning explains that, based on its own laboratory tests, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 was able to “survive” drops of up to one meter onto a concrete surface. He has also said that “Victus 2 continued to survive drops of up to two meters onto an asphalt-mimicking surface and maintained up to four times better scratch resistance than competitive aluminosilicate.” Then we will have to see if in a real situation the resistance is as much as Corning says.
It is not yet known which devices will release the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 to protect their screens. Whether or not the data exposed by Corning is supported in real life, the truth is that protective sheets built with its glass are widely used, to the extent of being implemented, according to the company, in more than 8,000 million devices.
The fact that Apple invested 250 million dollars in Corning a few years ago is proof that its good work with glass is recognized by device manufacturers.