Corning has unveiled a new strain of Gorilla Glass purported to be three times tougher than the version currently in service on top-end smartphones, paving the way for a new generation of more robust handsets.
Debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, Gorilla Glass 3 has been conditioned to be less brittle than ever before thanks to an ion-bonding treatment and some clever atomic jiggery-pokery that we’re not even going to pretend to understand.
Corning did not confirm which phones will feature its third-generation screen tech, but revealed that it is about to enter mass production from the end of Q1 before landing on handsets from mid-2013.
With rumours indicating that Samsung could opt for a plastic screen for its next kit – possibly even a flexible one - we think it’s most likely to debut on the sixth-gen iPhone. Especially given that Gorilla Glass has featured in every iPhone since the iPhone 4 dropped back in 2010.