Corning has introduced Gorilla Glass Victus 2. The manufacturer has adapted the new version of the scratch-resistant and robust glass to the current smartphone dimensions.
The scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass Victus 2 remains unchanged compared to its predecessor. But the stability in falls on concrete should be higher. According to Corning, about 30 percent of the time, smartphones end up on this very material. That is why the company focused on this during development.
Concrete as a challenge for ever heavier smartphones
Like the Gorilla Glass Victus from 2020, the new Victus 2 is designed to withstand falls from a height of up to two meters onto solid, but not very hard, surfaces. This includes, for example, asphalt. There should be improvements in harder materials such as concrete. Here Victus should survive 2 falls from up to one meter. That may not do you any good if the smartphone slips out of your hands in front of your face. But it does if it slips out of your pocket. In addition, competing products survive According to Corning for concrete, a maximum of 50 centimetres. The scratch resistance should remain unchanged compared to the first Victus glass. In the past, Corning has also traded resistance to scratches for greater resistance to breakage.
All data on the fall height comes from laboratory tests – otherwise they would not be comparable. In reality, other factors such as stones lying around can have a negative impact. So it still makes sense not to lose your smartphone to gravity.
Gorilla Glass Victus 2 has become necessary because smartphones have become 15 percent heavier and 10 percent larger compared to four years ago. Above all, the higher weight means that they bounce with more force. This means that the glass has to become more robust to withstand the same drop height.
Can be installed from 2023
According to Corning, smartphone manufacturers will be able to install Gorilla Glass Victus 2 from 2023. For example, Samsung’s Galaxy S23, which is rumored to be unveiled in February, could be the first model to feature the new glass.
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