Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced that Obi Worldphone™, designing in collaboration with Ammunition™, has selected Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 for its newest flagship smartphone, the Obi Worldphone™ SF1.
The Obi Worldphone™ SF1 is the company’s premier 4G/LTE smartphone, featuring a unique and eye-catching raised 5-inch display made of Corning Gorilla Glass 4, which is up to two times tougher than any competitive cover glass.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Obi Worldphone and provide Corning Gorilla Glass 4 as the cover glass of choice for its new smartphone,” said Amit Bansal, president, Corning India. “Consumers are demanding more from their mobile phones. They want devices that are thinner, lighter, and aesthetically pleasing – but also durable enough to better withstand the abuses of everyday life. Corning Gorilla Glass 4 is the ideal solution for meeting these needs.”
Gorilla Glass 4 was formulated to address consumers’ No. 1 concern: drop and break. Corning Gorilla Glass 4 performs up to two times better than competitive glass. Gorilla Glass 4 is just as thin and light as previous versions but has been formulated to deliver dramatically improved drop performance without compromising on its superior light transmission, thinness, or light weight.
"It takes a community to create a unique technology product and customer experience, and Obi has developed a strong, global ecosystem of more than 20 companies including Corning," said Neeraj Chauhan, Obi's co-founder and chief executive officer. “Gorilla Glass is the ideal cover material for the aesthetics and functionality of our devices.”
Corning Gorilla Glass is the world leader in damage-resistant cover glass. Gorilla Glass is manufactured using Corning’s proprietary fusion draw process and is the cover glass of choice for device manufacturers around the globe. Since its launch in 2007, Corning Gorilla Glass has been featured in nearly 4 billion devices worldwide on more than 1,550 product models across 40 major brands. For further information about Corning Gorilla Glass, please visit www.corninggorillaglass.com.
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About Corning Incorporated
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.