3 months after launching the Vibrant Gorilla Glass, Corning has just launched the Gorilla Glass 5. It is said to provide further protection against breakage from everyday drops. In fact, Corning promises this one will survive 80% of the time, when dropped face-down from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces.
Vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass John Bayne had this to say:
“With each successive generation of Corning Gorilla Glass, we have taken cover glass technology to new levels. Gorilla Glass 5 is no exception, extending Corning’s advantage in drop performance over competitive glasses,”
“With many real-world drops occurring from between waist and shoulder height, we knew improving drop performance would be an important and necessary advancement.”
The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 will be commercially available in the later of this year.