We’ve gotten used to hearing about Gorilla Glass glass cladding on any self-respecting contemporary smart device, so much so that the very mention of the Corning protection layer sometimes feels unnecessary – and now there’s a new generation at the door, claiming to be a bigger and more significant leap than before. With a branding that sets it apart from the previous six incarnations.
Smartphones with Gorilla Glass Victus glass are supposed to survive very high chances of falling on hard and hard surfaces, at a variety of angles, from a height of no less than 2 meters – a significant improvement over the generations of Gorilla Glass 5 and Gorilla Glass 6 where the company was committed to high durability. In falls from a height of 1.6 meters.
Assuming Corning’s new cover does live up to expectations, it means everyone (except for NBA players perhaps) will be able to stop worrying about the chance and risk of dropping the smart device during a standing call.
Gorilla Glass Victus glass will also provide greater resistance to scratch formation, up to twice as much as Gorilla Glass 5 glass, according to the Knoop Hardness Test on which the manufacturer relied (which examines the damage caused by pressing a diamond of known size and shape on a surface) – and this strength improvement should Help prevent the formation of various micro-scratches in daily use over time, which impair the overall rigidity of the protective cladding and increase the chance of shattering from a blow or fall.
The first device that is supposed to adopt the Victus glass will come to us from Samsung soon – and this of course helps us to mark the family of advanced Galaxy Note20 models as the immediate suspect. If this is indeed what will happen, it is likely that in a few weeks we will be able to get practical impressions that will strengthen (or refute) the advertisers’ claims about strength and rigidity that we have not yet encountered.