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Posted: 2014-11-20 19:33
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Up to two times better performance over competitive glasses when dropped on rough surfaces

CORNING, N.Y., November 20, 2014 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced its latest breakthrough innovation in consumer electronics material design, the revolutionary Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4, which is up to two times tougher than any competitive cover glass design now in the market. The new Gorilla Glass 4 has been formulated to address consumers’ No. 1 issue – screen breakage from everyday drops.

Gorilla Glass 4 provides at least two times improved damage resistance over competitive aluminosilicate glass, as measured by retained strength after damage events, resulting in improved mechanical durability of the glass to in-field damage events, such as drops.

Corning scientists examined hundreds of broken devices and found that damage caused by sharp contact accounted for more than 70 percent of field failures. The scientists then developed new drop-test methods that simulate real-world break events, based on thousands of hours analyzing cover glass that had broken in the field or laboratory. The scientists used the new methods to drop devices face down from one meter, such that the cover glass directly contacted a rough surface. They found:

- Gorilla Glass 4 is up to two times tougher than competitive glasses
- Gorilla Glass 4 survives up to 80 percent of the time
- Soda-lime glass, as deployed in today’s commercial devices, breaks nearly 100 percent of the time.

“Corning® Gorilla® Glass has outperformed competing materials, such as soda-lime glass and other strengthened glass, since it was introduced in 2007, and we’re always innovating to push the limits of what glass can do,” said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials. “With Gorilla Glass 4, we have focused on significantly improving protection against sharp contact damage, which is the primary reason that mobile devices break. Dropping and breaking a phone is a common problem, and one that our customers have asked us to help address.”

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Posted: 2014-11-20 19:47
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Here are some videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ObyPq-OmO0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VP450E0Yvc
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Posted: 2014-11-20 23:31
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Great! Anything to preserve our lovely phones.

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Posted: 2014-11-20 23:57
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Gorilla cases for the phones would be great as well. Buying cases from 3rd. party sellers is kinda tiring.
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Posted: 2014-11-21 09:41
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A glass case, they would be scary.
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Posted: 2014-11-21 13:04
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@hihihans: I don't mean a glass one but not a plastic like we're used to these days.
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