Corning has recently unveiled the new Gorilla Glass 4. The newest Gorilla Glass is said to be twice as tough as its predecessor. At only 0.44mm thick, it can survive up to 80% of drops from a height of 1 meter (3ft).
Corning conducted a series of drop tests to find out what damages drop phones the most. It turns out that damage caused by “sharp contact” accounted for more than 70 percent of broken screens. By sharp contact, the manufacturer meant dropping the phone on a rough surface, such as asphalt or concrete. Phone screens are less likely to shatter if it fell on smooth surfaces like marble or tile.
Anyway, with the the information, they developed the Gorilla Glass 4. Drop tests on the new material showed remarkable improvement, as it was twice as likely to survive from a face down drop than Gorilla Glass 3.
According to the glass maker, the new display glass is already in full production and will be in devices that go on sale before the end of this year.
For more information, check out their product information sheet here.