LONDON: A company named Gorilla Glass has unveiled that their smartphones will be twice as hard to scratch or break.
Not only is Victus twice as hard to scratch, however, it can also withstand a 2-meter fall compared to its predecessor’s 1.6m durability. John Bayne, who leads Corning’s Gorilla Glass business, said that they had to start from scratch in Victus’s case. He explained the process as follows:
The technologists traded off different compositions of the glass and the process of ion exchange until they were able to reach a notable improvement.
Corning said that it focused on preventing deep, lateral scratches rather than the micro ductile ones that are only visible when they catch the light at a certain angle. By doing so, they were able to make phone displays in lab tests less likely to shatter in the long run.
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However, while all of these are certainly big claims, it remains to be seen how it performs in real life given that smartphone displays have not improved in scratch resistance for nearly a decade. Hence, getting anywhere near the advertised claims will be good news.
Victus is yet to arrive in the market but Bayne says that the company is ready to meet demands despite the ongoing pandemic.