Corning has just introduced the next generation of its popular Gorilla Glass. While you may be expecting it to come as Gorilla Glass 6, that’s not what is happening. The company decided to introduce a new branding scheme, this year, it will be called Gorilla Glass Victus. The new aluminosilicate glass comes promising a massive upgrade over previous generations. The company always promises improvements for every generation. This year is no exception as the coating is said to survive up to 2m drops onto hard surfaces.
The company has shown some controlled tests where the glass surfaces a face-first fall on a hard surface from 2 meters. Non-Corning glass typically shatters in drops from just 0.8m. According to the company. While the Gorilla Glass had an 80% chance to survive a from 1.6 m and Gorilla Glass 6 was more an incremental upgrade. The new Gorilla Glass Victus is able to survive 2m falls. Of course, these are controlled tests and aren’t enough to testify how the coating will work on real-life scenarios. Moreover, face-first drops aren’t not so harmful like drops in diagonal or irregular surfaces.
According to company, Gorilla Glass Victus also provides extra resistance to scratches. In a test performed by Knoop, using force and diamond to the scratching, the new Corning Glass got only some small scratches with an 8 Newton load. A sample of a competing glass protecting suffered from worse damage at half that applied force. The new Gorilla Glass standard also shines on durability tests. The damage caused by the deeper scratches made the other glass shatter much easier than Victus.
Gorilla Glass Victus will be present in a future Galaxy smartphone
Corning states that Samsung will be one of the first companies to introduce a product featuring the new Gorilla Glass Victus. Don’t hold your breath for seeing it on the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 series. It’s too late for that. The new devices coming on Samsung Unpacked will likely boast Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The new product featuring Gorilla Glass Victus will come “in the near future”.
It’s not a surprise to see Samsung as the first company to sport Corning’s latest glass technology. The company recently partnered with Corning to improve the glass coating found in foldable smartphones. Moreover, this partnership probably ensures/prioritizes shipments of regular Gorilla Glass to Samsung smartphones.