Corning today announced Gorilla Glass 6, an improved version of its toughened glass for mobile devices. Corning specifically engineered Gorilla Glass 6 to better handle drops. The company claims the glass can survive 15 drops onto rough surfaces made from a height of one meter. The glass can withstand drops from higher heights than Gorilla Glass 5. The glass of today’s devices is most often damaged when dropped from about waist height. Gorilla Glass 6 is 0.8mm thick, and yet still retains strength and opacity. The company says it improved its testing methods to account for different impact surfaces and angles to ensure it could strengthen the glass. Gorilla Glass 6 is equivalent to previous generations of Gorilla Glass when it comes to scratch resistance. It will be up to individual mobile device makers to cover their displays with Gorilla Glass 6. Gorilla Glass 6 is already in production.
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