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Corning Gorilla Glass 5, the latest smartphone guard

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Published on 21 July 2016 12:55 PM GMT

Corning Gorilla Glass 5, the latest smartphone guard
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New Delhi: Gorilla Glass 5, the latest product from Corning, claims to do the damage control on 80 per cent occasion when a device is dropped from a height of 1.6 metres.

Successor to Corning Gorilla Glass 4, the new glass from the company can save smartphone devices even if they fell on rough surfaces from waist height to shoulder height.

"What will define the performance of the overall device on those types of corner drops is stiffness of the phone design, but also how the glass is packaged. Much of this is dependent on what's known as the 'proudness' of the glass, which refers to how high above the phone the glass sits," The Verge quoted John Bayne, Corning's Vice President and General Manager, as saying.

About Gorilla Glass:

• Electronic gadgets started using Gorilla Glass in year 2007

• Since then, Corning is improving the quality of the glass in terms of durability and scratch resistance

• Nearly 4.5 bullion devices across globe use corning gorilla glass versions

• Samsung, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, LG, HP and Asus use Corning Glass in its devices

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