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CES 2013: Corning Shows Off 3x Tougher Gorilla Glass

Corning amassed overnight fame, popularity and success when Steve Jobs chose the company’s Gorilla Glass to act as the cover for iPhone’s display. Since then, the company has been continuously seeking even better glass-based solutions. At CES this year, it has finally unveiled Gorilla Glass 3, a product it has been teasing about for a while.


Gorilla Glass 3

Given the pre-CES teaser, we were certain that Corning was upping the ante on its Gorilla Glass lineup. According to the company, the latest in the Gorilla Glass series is three times tougher than its predecessor, Gorilla Glass 2. That goes a long way to entice the smartphone vendors all the more.

Moreover, Gorilla Glass 3 is able to withstand scratches in a far better way compared to earlier versions. When exposed to rough and tough use, it incurs up to 40 percent less scratches than Gorilla Glass 2 would. Finally, Gorilla Glass 3 is comparatively more durable and less likely to shatter when sustaining a deeper hit.

Another very interesting aspect of Gorilla Glass 3 is that, according to Corning, it is well suited even to such surfaces which are curved. In other words, if a vendor wants to extend Gorilla Glass all the way to the edges of a device, it is well suited for the job.

We do expect to see the new Gorilla Glass release fitted on to different smartphones and other devices. Only then can we can truly test the company’s claims against the product’s real performance, not that Corning has fallen short of its claims in the past.

Courtesy: Venture Beat

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