Corning develops smartphone glass that is as scratch resistant as sapphire




Corning, known from the popular Gorilla Glass, has announced to come up with new glass for smartphones. This material should still be more scratch resistant than the glass that the company previously developed. According to Corning’s scratch resistance comparable to sapphire.

The new product was announced by Corning on Friday during an event organized for investors. According to Cnet made ​​CEO James Clappin Phire known as Project: under this name Corning developed a new glass product that needs to be more scratch resistant than previous types of glass in the Gorilla Glass series, which is used by many manufacturers for smartphones.

For the scratch resistance of the new glass Corning made the comparison with sapphire. This material is highly scratch resistant and is used by some manufacturers already used to protect smartphone screens. According Corning is the disadvantage of sapphire that it breaks easily when the user is dropped. Glass from Corning should not have this problem, while it offers similar scratch resistance as sapphire.

Corning plans to start selling the new glass Project Phire later this year to interested parties. No further details were disclosed, which is still unclear which products of Corning’s new glass will use. In November announced yet Corning Gorilla Glass to 4, which is intended to protect against falling, but is not particularly scratch resistant.


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