Corning Gorilla Glass, when it comes to smartphones, needs no formal introduction. Gorilla Glass has actually been saving smartphone screens from accidental falls and scratches and the company behind the technology just took a step higher in launching Gorilla Glass 5.
The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is said to protect phones from accidental falls up to the height of 1.6meters which is really a good feat.
The new toughened cover was unveiled yesterday and according to the press release, ‘Gorilla Glass 5 is commercially available and is expected to be on product models from leading global brand later this year‘. Now, Just based on that statement, speculations has it that the gorilla glass 5 will most likely feature in Samsung’s next Galaxy Note and might also follow in Apple’s next iPhone which are both expected to be unveiled later this year.
When Coring announced the Gorilla Glass 4, the company immediately mentioned that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be the first phone to feature the toughen screen cover. Although no related formal statements with the Gorilla Glass 5, a Korean publication claims that the Galaxy Note 7 and the iPhone 7 will both feature the new screen cover.
Using Google translation, an excerpt from the publication reads, ‘Gorilla Glass 5 shows a debut on the market with the Galaxy Note to be released August 7.‘ August 7 is likely the launch date for Samsung’s newest phablet in Korea which should according to report, be available for pre-order almost immediately after the launching.
Anyway, fingers crossed. We’d look forward to seeing how well the new toughened screen cover meets up to the claims of protection from direct drops from 1.6m or more than five feet on concrete or other hard grounds.