Gorilla Glass DX, DX+ technologies will make camera lens more durable

Gorilla Glass DX

Corning has been making its name in the smartphone segment since immemorial times with its Gorilla Glass technology. The company is known for protecting the front and, in some cases, the back panel of most of the smartphones in the industry. Now, Corning wants to expand its coverage and become even more important for smartphone makers. Apparently, Corning is aiming at the cameras with its Corning Gorilla Glass DX and Glass DX+.

According to Corning, the Gorilla Glass DX technologies will offer “professional-grade image capture” and “superior scratch resistance and durability” on smartphone cameras. “Antireflective coatings have long been used on conventional cameras to improve light capture,” says Jaymin Amin, Vice President and General Manager, Corning Gorilla Glass.

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“However, these coatings have a propensity to scratch easily, negatively impacting image quality. Corning’s Gorilla Glass composites not only provide mobile device camera lens covers with enhanced scratch resistance and durability compared to traditional coatings, but also the improved optical performance required for these devices.”

It’s an undeniable fact that the glass of the display or the back scratches easily than the cameras. This comes even when the cameras rest on desks and other surfaces all the time. This happens especially with these devices with protruding cameras. The reason behind this “resistance” is that the kind of glass that protects most cameras is called Sapphire Crystal Glass. This is something that has been present on Apple iPhone cameras. In the past, reports even suggested that Apple could use it on the display, but it never happened. The reason is that sapphire glass is way more expensive.

“We’ve engineered the ideal solution for camera lens covers,” said Amin. “By capturing 98% of light for the camera lens, our glass composites augment the full capability of the camera design and help create high-quality images and videos. Our Gorilla Glass DX products offer the industry’s best combination of optical performance and protection for the ultimate consumer experience.”

We’ll certainly be waiting to see how the new technologies will act in the real life. This certainly will be a nice change, after all, scratching the camera’s island isn’t something pleasant to see. We expect the new technologies to appear first on flagships. However, some companies may bring this to the mid-range segment in the next year. In a near future, the Gorilla Glass DX technologies may become a standard for smartphones.

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