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Corning Gorilla Glass 5: say goodbye to broken screen when you drop the smartphone

We already used that the screens of modern smartphones and tablets are covered with a protective glass, which are resistant to chips and scratches, but each time you drop your gadget we a trembling hand picks it up, afraid to see the beautiful, but not desirable “spider web” on the screen. In Corning decided and this problem, presenting its new Gorilla glass 5, which, according to the manufacturer, is resistant to drops on various rough surfaces such as paving tiles.

In Corning said that at this time the company decided to focus not on scratches and cracks and udaroustojchivyj. While a standard soda-lime-silicate glass with broken 100% probability of a fall from a height of 1.6 meters, Gorilla Glass 4 in 80% of cases remains intact. The assurances of Corning, Gorilla Glass 5 has twice the resistance to damage when dropped compared to the previous generation of glasses.

Corning is sending test samples of Gorilla Glass 5 different manufacturers, therefore, already in the second half of the year we could see smartphones and tablets with the new glass.

Gorilla glass fourth generation was introduced in 2014. The first device based on Gorilla Glass 5 will have to come closer to the end of this year. Previously, Apple has officially confirmed that Corning is a major supplier of glass for their devices, so with high probability it Gorilla Glass 5 will be used in iPhone 7.

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