Corning has unveiled its latest aluminosilicate glass protection for premium smartphones, Gorilla Glass Victus 2.

Gorilla Glass Victus 2 builds from its previous glass formulation, offering improved drop and scratch resistance.

Lab tests show the new glass is able to survive drops of up to one meter (around 3 feet) on a surface replicating concrete, and up to 2 meters (around 6.5 feet) on surfaces that replicate asphalt. In contrast, competing aluminosilicate glass fails when dropped from half a meter or less on similar hard and rough surfaces.

Gorilla Glass Victus 2

“We challenged our scientists not only to create a glass composition that was durable enough to better survive drops from waist height onto rougher surfaces than asphalt but to improve cover-glass performance for larger and heavier devices,” said David Velasquez, vice president, and general manager of Gorilla Glass. “With more sophisticated and varied designs, today’s smartphones are nearly 15% heavier, and screen sizes are up to 10% larger than they were four years ago – increasing both the stress on the cover glass and the probability of damage. Gorilla Glass Victus 2 redefines tough for consumers and OEMs.”

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Apart from the improved drop resistance, the new glass also features better scratch resistance, up to four times better than competitive aluminosilicate materials.

Devices with Gorilla Glass Victus 2 are expected to arrive in the next few months.

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