Corning Unveils Gorilla Glass 7i For Affordable Smartphones

Corning Gorilla Glass

Corning Gorilla Glass is one of the most popular glass protection solutions for smartphones. Up until now, Gorilla Glass has been exclusive to high-end and flagship smartphones. Now, the company has announced a new Gorilla Glass, this time with a focus on protection for budget and mid-range smartphones. Gorilla Glass 7i makes affordable phones more scratch and drop-resistant.

Smartphones are highly portable and carried everywhere. Hence durability is a major concern for the users. If the glass is not protected properly, it will end up scratched and in worse cases even cracked. Hence, the addition of Gorilla Glass is a vital thing. But it is seen mostly in flagship models. The Galaxy S24 Ultra is protected by the Gorilla Glass Armor. Similar is the case with other flagship offerings from different companies.

However, when it comes to the mid-range market, there is not much focus on additional glass protection. Sometimes we may see older versions of Gorilla Glass being added on the mid-range phones. Now it will change with the arrival of Gorilla Glass 7i.

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Gorilla Glass 7i

Corning has conducted the laboratory tests for the Gorilla Glass 7i. According to the tests, the glass can withstand drops up to 1 meter onto rough surfaces, such as asphalt. In contrast, competing aluminosilicate glasses generally fail at lower heights, typically around 0.5 meters or less. In addition to its superior drop protection, Gorilla Glass 7i offers double the scratch resistance compared to many other lithium aluminosilicate cover glasses available. Drop tests and other demonstrations can be seen on Corning’s official website. 

The lab tests suggest that the Gorilla Glass 7i is a good option for smartphones in the affordable categories. After all, durability should be a big concern for smartphone manufacturers providing the users peace of mind while operating their smartphones. Hopefully, we will soon be able to see the new Gorilla Glass on smartphones.

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