Gorilla Glass 3+ addresses consumer need for improved drop protection on entry-level mobile devices
SHANGHAI, China, August 23, 2019 — Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced the introduction of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3+ — a new glass engineered to deliver improved drop protection for intermediate and value segment mobile devices. The addition of this new product broadens Corning’s current portfolio, which includes glasses that are formulated to better survive drops onto hard, rough surfaces across a range of heights.
“Consumers cite drop protection as their number one durability concern with smartphones across all market segments, including the value segment,” said John Bayne, senior vice president and general manager, Gorilla Glass. “Gorilla Glass 3+ helps address this issue. Device manufacturers now have an additional option with improved durability that consumers in the value segment want and deserve.”
In Corning lab tests, Gorilla Glass 3+ survives, on average, a 0.8-meter drop (waist height) onto a hard and rough surface up to 70% of the time. Gorilla Glass 3+ also improves drop performance by up to 2X versus current alternative glasses designed for the value segment.
“Gorilla Glass 3+ plays an important role in our portfolio of superior, damage-resistant glasses,” said Scott Forester, division vice president, marketing and innovation products, Gorilla Glass.
“Its drop performance bridges the gap between Gorilla Glass 3 and Gorilla Glass 5 at an affordable price point for value and intermediate devices. Gorilla Glass 6 continues to demonstrate the best drop performance across all of our glasses and remains the material of choice for premium segments.”
Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ is currently being evaluated by multiple customers and is expected to be adopted on mobile devices in the coming months.
Corning Gorilla Glass was launched in September 2007. Since its inception, Gorilla Glass has become the glass of choice for mobile consumer electronics manufacturers around the globe. The patented, durable glass technology has been designed into more than 7 billion consumer electronic devices by more than 45 major OEMs. Today, it would be difficult to find a premium handheld device, anywhere in the world, without Corning Gorilla Glass. Formed through Corning’s proprietary fusion draw process and strengthened through an ion-exchange process, Corning Gorilla Glass continues to deliver industry-leading performance and durability with a thin, pristine surface that is ideal for the mobile consumer electronics industry as well as automotive applications.
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