At Las Vegas, Corning has introduced its third-generation Gorilla Glass – shown off with its toughness and unveiled its popular line of scratch- and crack resistant screens at the Consumer Electronics Shown (CES 2013). Earlier this week Corning has officially announced the launch date of its new Gorilla Glass 3, which was exclusively built on technology used in their previous Glass products and has now had the chemical and atomic composition of the raw materials of the glass tweaked even further. Details can be checked after the jump!
Gorilla Glass 3 now offering more strengths, and in three times more scratch resistant, and also offers a 40% reduction in the number of visible scratches, with a 50 percent boost in retained strength after the glass becomes flawed. Watch the video below to see how the Gorilla Glass 3 performed.
Corning has provided a welcome degree of damage resistance for a critically important component in a portable computing device — the display. Gorilla Glass for the first time seen in the original 2007 iPhone, it’s now widely used in smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. With over a billion are now out there, according to the company at CES in Las Vegas on Monday, Corning has unveiled the third-gen of its flagship product – the Gorilla Glass 3.
Engadget has a chance to put the new Corning Gorilla Glass 3 through a few tests, which included dropping a 130 gram ball bearing on to the glass.
Gorilla Glass is an alkali-aluminosilicate glass that’s chemically strengthened via a process called ion exchange: the untreated glass is immersed in hot molten salt at around 400°C, causing smaller sodium ions to be replaced by larger potassium ions; as the glass cools, a layer of compressive stress is formed on the surface that gives it increased resistance to scratches and drops.
Now this latest Gorilla Glass 3 is designed to resist scratches even better and retain more strength when it is scratched. Corning overall clams that this new Gorilla Glass 3rd version is three times more damage-resistant than its previous – a feature it’s calling Native Damage Resistance (NDR).
It will be pretty interested to see exactly what Gorilla Glass 3 brings to the smartphone table when it appears in shipping products later this year, but we’re not expecting the bumper case industry to fold just yet.