Corning is the company behind the popular Gorilla Glass protective layer. After convincing many users with the fourth generation, they presented today at an event in Palo Alto the new generation of protection layer for devices that will arrive later this year and during 2017. We talk about Gorilla Glass 5.
Gorilla Glass is one of the protections chosen by companies such as Samsung for mobile are resistant to drops and scratches. In the new Gorilla Glass 5 we have twice the resistance to shock and falls over the current generation.
In the various tests has been made that the mobile protected with Gorilla Glass 5 resist and survive 80% of the time in a fall of 1.6 meters. A very high percentage and that would assure us a priori not have to worry if we falls from the pocket or table to the floor.
Corning researchers say that 85% of users has dropped mobile sometime during the past year, either to take a picture or just walking.
The new protective glass also increases durability and improves the sensitivity of the touch screen.
When is it available? Production Gorilla Glass 5 has already begun and should reach devices during the next quarter. We may see the new Note 7 as one of the premiere this new generation protection. Electronic devices are very expensive and any technology that helps them last us longer and in better conditions will be welcome.