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Thursday, September 27, 2018

The protective glass Gorilla Glass 5

The company Corning has announced a new generation of their “unbreakable” glass – Gorilla Glass 5. It is more durable glass screens to protect mobile devices from damage. Obviously, it is Gorilla Glass 5 will be used in the new smartphone iPhone 7, which is expected in September. Such similar protective glass used in the Apple models since their introduction in the market. However, the problem with broken displays of the iPhone were: users periodically dropped phones and damage did not save even a glass Gorilla Glass.

Gorilla Glass 5

Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Compared to its predecessor, Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 will provide better protection against drops from waist and shoulder heights. Gorilla Glass 4, which Corning introduced back in 2014, offered efficient protection when users dropped their phones from about a meter high. 

With the new Gorilla Glass 5 likelihood of this decline significantly. According to the company, the new glass designed specifically to not break, even when the smartphone falls on a hard surface. So, in laboratory tests Gorilla Glass 5 are not broken in 80% of cases in the fall from a height of 1.6 m on a hard floor. This, the company says, is far superior to competitors’ results. New glass is expected to be used in the finished product by the end of this year, which means the iPhone 7 has all the chances to get it.

Quoting a recent study, Corning says that more than 85% of smartphone owners drop their phones at least once per year. More than half, or 55% to be exact, have dropped their handsets three or more times per year. The same study says that 60% of smartphone users have dropped their phones from the shoulder and waist level, which suggests that most drops occur when users take their phones out of their pockets or when they use the camera.

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