Nobody like to drop his phone but we all drop our phones unexpectedly. You know how the feeling is when you drop your phone on the ground.
The beauty of a smartphone lies in its front, the screen. But in most cases of phone drop, it’s the screen that suffers most. A small lines of crack could make a new smartphone look old.
Have you noticed that some screens are more stronger than others? Smartphones that have Corning’s Gorilla Glass don’t easily crack/have less tendency to crack when they fall. Gorilla Glass protects your device against everyday scratches and crack to some extent.
The smartphone screen protective maker says it’s latest Gorilla Glass 5 will protect your device’s screen from 80% of drops. Can you imagine that!
Corning recently announced an improved version of its Gorilla Glass for mobile devices, the Gorilla Glass 5 which promises to protect your devices from shoulder height drops and you don’t have to worry that much any longer. But I think you should!
According to the company’s own lab tests, a Gorilla Glass 5 smartphone screen will survive a 1.6-meter drop (about 5 feet and 4 inches) on its face around 80 percent of the time.
“We recently did a survey, and it’s fairly obvious that everyone drops their phone. We find that the average height is over a meter high,” Corning’s Senior VP Jim Steiner explained to TechCrunch. “Based on our internal data on drop events, our data shows that Gorilla Glass 5 outperforms 4 by 1.8-times.”
The company has begun shipment of Gorilla Glass 5 already and will soon be seen on retail devices. “We are in production and are shipping to customers already you will see some within a month,” Steiner said.
Corning’s protective Gorilla Glass can be found on some 4.5 billion touch screen devices across the planet, including more than 1,800 product models across 40 major brands.