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New Gorilla Glass Victus 2 improves drop resistance at no cost


Last updated: November 30th, 2022 at 16:19 UTC+01:00

Corning has just revealed its latest innovation in protective glass technology, i.e., Gorilla Glass Victus 2. The company designed the new solution to offer higher drop resistance than previous generations while preserving the scratch resilience of Gorilla Glass Victus.

More specifically, Corning focused on improving the drop resistance of its glass on specific rough surfaces, such as concrete. This was especially important, given that concrete is the world’s most abundantly engineered material.

According to Corning’s tests, the new Gorilla Glass Victus 2 solution can survive drops from heights of up to 1 meter on surfaces replicating concrete and up to two meters on surfaces such as asphalt. Most other solutions fail when dropped from half a meter or less. Nevertheless, Corning didn’t want to sacrifice scratch resistance for drop resistance, so the company claims that its new Glass Victus 2 solution maintains the scratch resistance of previous-gen Victus materials.

Corning says that 84% of consumers across the world’s largest smartphone markets (China, India, and the USA) view durability as the most important factor when purchasing a new smartphone. Which is understandable, given the prices of smartphones today and the simple fact that customers do a lot more on their phones than they used to a decade ago. It’s also why Samsung insists on using high-durability materials, such as Armor Aluminum, for many Galaxy smartphone and tablet components.

Samsung will likely use Gorilla Glass Victus 2 for future Galaxy phones

There’s no concrete information as to whether or not Samsung will use Gorilla Glass Victus 2 for any of its upcoming devices or which smartphones will be the first to use this new material. But considering Samsung’s past, we could take a wild guess and assume that the Galaxy S23 series, or at least the Galaxy S23 Ultra, might feature Gorilla Glass Victus 2.

But this is in no way a confirmation. Samsung could also reuse Glass Victus+ for the Galaxy S23 series. The material already covers the Galaxy S22 lineup, and Samsung may or may not determine it’s necessary to upgrade to Gorilla Glass Victus 2. Hopefully, it will, given that the company is already committed to superior build quality and resilience, especially compared to most other Android brands.

Until we learn more about the Galaxy S23 series — and whether or not it will use Victus 2 — you can check out Corning’s tests in the videos below for a better understanding of how the new solution performs when pushed to its limits.

Via General Corning
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