To improve cover glass performance, Corning scientists developed and engineered an entirely new material to address the challenge of multiple drops. On average, in lab tests, Corning says that Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops from 1 meter onto rough surfaces, and is up to two times better than Gorilla Glass 5.
"Gorilla Glass 6 is an entirely new glass composition that can be chemically strengthened to give it significantly higher levels of compression than is possible with Gorilla Glass 5. This enables Gorilla Glass 6 to be more resistant to damage," said Dr. Jaymin Amin, vice president of technology and product development, Corning Gorilla Glass and Corning Specialty Materials. "Moreover, with breaks during drops being a probabilistic event, the added compression helps increase, on average, the likelihood of survival through multiple drop events."
In addition to larger front displays with more surface area, mobile device manufacturers are also embracing phone designs with glass backs. These designs are providing new features and applications for consumers, such as wireless charging, larger screen sizes with smaller bezels, and customization through printed glass backs. Corning says that Gorilla Glass 6 is poised to enable these new design trends with
its optical clarity, touch sensitivity, scratch resistance, efficient wireless charging, and enhanced durability.
Today, Corning Gorilla Glass has been designed into more than 6 billion devices by more than 45 major brands. Corning Gorilla Glass 6 is currently being evaluated and is expected to reach the market in the next several months.
Corning Gorilla Glass DX and Corning Gorilla Glass DX+
Corning also today announced Corning Gorilla Glass DX and Corning Gorilla Glass DX+. Both of these new glass composites feature an antireflective property that improves optical clarity and scratch resistance scaled to consumer needs, while maintaining the toughness and touch sensitivity of Gorilla Glass.
An extension of Corning Gorilla Glass SR+, both Gorilla Glass DX and Gorilla Glass DX+ glass composites can be used in combination with Corning?s Gorilla Glass products.
Both Gorilla Glass DX and Gorilla Glass DX+ enhance display readability by improving the front surface reflection by 75 percent versus standard glass, and increasing the display contrast ratio by 50 percent with the same display brightness level. These improvements in optical clarity can also lengthen battery life.
A point of differentiation between the two solutions is in the levels of scratch resistance. Gorilla Glass DX features enhanced optics with the same scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass while Gorilla Glass DX+ provides enhanced optics with scratch resistance approaching that of alternative luxury cover materials.