In line with Corning in-house analysis, “84% of customers throughout three of the biggest smartphone markets – China, India, and the US — cite sturdiness because the primary buying consideration behind model itself.”
I think that issues like battery life and digicam rank fairly extremely, as nicely, however on the very least, it’s secure to say that sturdiness must be — and possibly is — excessive on the checklist as nicely. It’s one thing that was missed for too lengthy on costly flagships, although producers have since come round. The almost ubiquitious Gorilla Glass has definitely been a giant piece of that puzzle.
As we speak Corning introduced the newest providing — a follow-up to 2020’s Gorilla Glass Victus. The fittingly named Victus 2 has been put via the paces within the Corning labs. The corporate says it’s capable of survive a one meter drop onto concrete and two meters onto asphalt (been there).
“Smartphones are the middle of our digital lives, and the requirement for distinctive scratch and drop resistance has solely elevated with our rising reliance on clear, damage-free shows,” says Gorilla Glass GM Dave Velasquez. “Surfaces matter, and tough surfaces like concrete are in all places.”
The corporate says the fabric is “being evaluated” by some main manufacturers and is ready to hit the market “inside the subsequent few months” — in time, one supposes, for the merchandise introduced at and round Cellular World Congress in late-February/early-March.