Corning Incorporated has finally unveiled the Gorilla Glass 6, the next generation of the popular Gorilla Glass series.

The Corning Gorilla Glass 6 is the follow-up to the Gorilla Glass 5 which was launched way back in 2016.

According to Corning, the Gorilla Glass 6 was able to survive a 1-meter high drop for 15 consecutive times during their rigorous tests. The company said that it’s two times better than the previous iteration, which is already impressive in its own right. When they tested competing compositions such as aluminosilicate and soda lime under the same controlled testing conditions, Corning says that they got destroyed in just one drop.

Improving the survivability of the Gorilla Glass 6 was made possible because it has considerably higher glass compression compared to the Gorilla Glass 5.

In a tumble test, the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 fared well against sode-lime and ion-exchanged glasses. However, it only matched the Gorilla Glass 5 this time around.

Aside from better durability, Corning says that the Gorilla Glass 6 will also bring better wireless charging capability, bigger displays with thinner bezels, and customized glass back panels.

As of writing, Corning Gorilla Glass is currently used in devices exceeding the 6 billion mark across 45 major brands. The new generation is now in the hands of the manufacturers and it should be out in the market in the months to come.

Source: Corning

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