Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced that Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. has chosen Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance™ for its new Meizu MX5 smartphone.
“As the trend toward slimmer, sleeker devices continues in the consumer electronics industry, Corning has responded by enabling its customers to use thinner Corning Gorilla Glass with the durability consumers have come to expect from the product,” said Li Fang, president and general manager, Corning Greater China. “Because of Corning’s long-standing relationship with Meizu in China, our companies were able to collaborate to bring the durability of Gorilla Glass 3 to the new Meizu MX5 at a remarkable thinness of 0.4 mm. This significantly contributes to the phone’s thin, sleek design and excellent user experience.”
Meizu selected Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with NDR as a cover glass to help protect the beautiful 5.5-inch AMOLED display of the new MX5 phone because of its excellent scratch resistance and the fact that it is up to five times tougher than the soda-lime glass used on a majority of Chinese smartphones.
Additionally, the “native damage resistance” helps make the cover glass on the MX5 not only resistant to scratches but also more likely to survive if a scratch does occur.
"Meizu was one of the first Chinese OEM customers to use Corning® Gorilla® Glass for its smartphones back in 2008 and has built a strong cooperative relationship with Corning,” said Bai Yongxiang, CEO of Meizu. “From M8 to the latest MX5, each generation of our products has enjoyed the toughness of Gorilla Glass. We trust its industry-leading durability and scratch resistance and are confident that it helps provide the best touch experience for our consumers as well."
Gorilla Glass is manufactured using Corning’s proprietary fusion draw process and is the cover glass of choice for device manufacturers around the globe. More than 40 manufacturers have designed Gorilla Glass into more than 1,450 product models, and have branded Gorilla Glass touch cover glass as a key selling feature. Since its launch in 2007, Gorilla Glass has been featured in more than 3 billion devices worldwide. For more information on Corning Gorilla Glass, visit the website.
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Located in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, Meizu Telecom Equipment Co., Ltd. is a well-known smartphone manufacturer devoting to providing electronic products of world-class performance and quality, and establishing a presence in the mid-to-high end market. Meizu was named as a high-tech corporation in 2006. And in the successive year, Meizu achieved an output value of hundreds of millions. Starting from an MP3 manufacturer, Meizu made a transition to the smartphone industry in 2007 and now has the successful MX line of smartphones, which are MX4 Pro, MX4, MX3, MX2, MX, M9 and M8. Ten years has past, the MX line has become such a success that some of them even become the flagship device of other countries. For more information about Meizu, please visit www.meizu.com.
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.