We all dearly love our smartphones, which is why there are cases for practically every smartphone out there. And then there are sturdy phones which do not require any sort of casing. These phones are very limited in numbers these days, but if there is one thing common with all smartphones, it is the display or the glass used in the making. I’m fairly certain you’ve heard of the Corning Gorilla Glass. It is a glass layer used in smartphone displays to keep it safe from scratches and cracks. Almost every smartphone you see around you will have Gorilla Glass on it. And now Corning has just unveiled Gorilla Glass 3 for us all. The announcement comes just a few days before the CES event, so we’re guessing the company will show off a few more elements of the new product during the course of the event.
This new protective glass is certainly going to be more durable and better than Gorilla Glass 2 (seen on the Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II etc). The company has also published a lengthy press release detailing how it’s better than ever while revealing some info about its features as well. Corning also announced its new fiber based Optical Cables.
“This year at CES, Corning will demonstrate its industry leadership in specialty glass and fiber optic technologies with the introduction of two products designed to enhance and extend the capabilities of consumers’ favorite devices,” – said Wendell P Weeks, CEO, Chairman and President of Corning. The company in its statement also mentioned how it has an “evolving role of highly engineered glass technologies in delivering improved product performance and functionality through touch capabilities“.
What’s interesting is that Corning is looking to bring their premier glass technology to bigger sized devices like tablets and televisions as well. Tablets will certainly benefit greatly from a durable and shatter proof display, while TVs might not find much need for an expensive protective glass covering. Either way, the company continues to research deeply in the area and we should be able to see improved products coming from Corning in the next few years. I would certainly like to see smartphones with Gorilla Glass 3 go through drop tests and see how they fare. Let’s hope we get to see the Gorilla Glass 3 on smartphones sooner rather than later. The original Gorilla Glass and Gorilla Glass 2 have done pretty well, so we should expect optimum durability from the third iteration of Gorilla Glass as well. Corning claims that this is almost three times more durable than its predecessors.