Smartphones are some of the most capable devices we use in our daily lives, yet they are also some of the most fragile ones. When one slips from a hand, there are few hearts that don’t skip a beat. Corning’s Gorilla Glass range of screen protection has been a line of defence against fall damage and scratches since a long time, and now they’ve added a new version to their offerings that promises to be stronger than everything preceding it, and they’re calling it Victus.

All about Gorilla Glass Victus

Skipping the expected numerical moniker of “7”, Corning’s new Gorilla Glass Victus is an aluminosilicate glass that aims for better fall and scratch resistance as compared to competitors or even older generations of Gorilla Glass. When they say older generations, they’re referring to their decade long history of protecting the screens of everything from smartphones to laptops to smartwatches and more.
“Dropped phones can result in broken phones, but as we developed better glasses, phones survived more drops but also showed more visible scratches, which can impact the usability of devices,” said John Bayne, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Consumer Electronics, Corning. “Instead of our historic approach of asking our technologists to focus on a single goal – making the glass better for either drop or scratch – we asked them to focus on improving both drop and scratch, and they delivered with Gorilla Glass Victus.”

In their tests, the Victus achieved a damage free result when dropped from a height of up to 2 metres (approx 6 feet). According to Corning, competing glasses crack at a height of just 0.8 metres. Also, it claims to have up to 2x better scratch resistance than Gorilla Glass 6 and 4x better than that of competing brands.

When will we see Gorilla Glass Victus

According to Corning, Samsung will be coming out with a device that features its Gorilla Glass Victus screen protection soon. This could be the upcoming Galaxy Note 20 that is set to launch in the first week of August. It would make sense for Samsung’s latest flagship device to carry the state-of-the-art in all specifications, including screen protection.

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