Corning Gorilla Glass 5 announced, almost twice as tough as Gorilla Glass 4


Corning — the leading glass manufacturer and famous for its screen protection for smartphones — announced its fifth generation Gorilla Glass on Wednesday. Corning claims that its Gorilla Glass 5 can resist rough, unforgiving surfaces up to four times better than competitive glass designs. Corning revealed that in its lab tests, the Gorilla Glass 5 survives up to 80 percent of the time when dropped face-down from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces, far outperforming competitive glass designs. There is 2x improvement in damage resistance from the Gorilla Glass 4, and 4x improvement over competing glasses.

Gorilla Glass 5-specs

Corning Gorilla Glass 5 will be commercially available and is expected to be on products (smartphones and tablets) from leading global brands later this year.

John Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass said, “With each successive generation of Corning Gorilla Glass, we have taken cover glass technology to new levels. Gorilla Glass 5 is no exception, extending Corning’s advantage in drop performance over competitive glasses. With many real-world drops occurring from between waist and shoulder height, we knew improving drop performance would be an important and necessary advancement.”