Corning's Gorilla Glass 6 can protect your display for up to 15 drops from as high as 3 feet

Corning Gorilla Glass 6

Corning's Gorilla Glass has long been associated with protecting your expensive smartphones form accidental drops. Over the years, the company has continued to improve their product's durability and have their best version of the product yet with the announcement of Gorilla Glass 6.

According to Corning, phone displays using Gorilla Glass 6 will survive 15 drops 1 meter (3.28 feet) on rough surfaces. The protection on their newest displays will be twice as much as its predecessor.

According to a consumer study from media company Toluna, the average smartphone owner drops their phone seven times a year. Half of those times the drop measures 1meter or less. Corning believes Gorilla Glass 6 can help here. With modern smartphones using more glass in their design than before, Corning's protective panels will cover 85% of the handset's enclosure in some cases, including both the front and back of the device.

"As consumers become more dependent on their smartphones, the opportunity for potentially damaging drops is also on the rise. Now more than ever, it’s critical that the cover glass provides outstanding protection. Corning Gorilla Glass 6 improves upon Gorilla Glass 5 by surviving drops from higher heights, but, more importantly, has been engineered to survive multiple drops."-John Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass

"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. Moreover, with breaks during drops being a probabilistic event, the added compression helps increase, on average, the likelihood of survival through multiple drop events."

-Dr. Jaymin Amin, vice president of technology and product development, Corning Gorilla Glass and Corning Specialty Materials

The new version of Gorilla Glass is already being tested by multiple manufacturers, and we should see devices protected by the new protective glass in the coming months.

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