Prepare yourself because the next Galaxy and iPhone device may now include Corning’s toughest gadget creation ever! The company just announced the creation of a glass that proves functional even after a six-foot drop. It’s called Gorilla Glass Victus and it has the ability to fight nasty scratches as well!
Popular opinion is that Corning’s Gorilla Glass hasn’t improved one bit at resisting keys and coins since 2014; in fact, it’s only gotten worse with time. None of the glasses was up to the mark ever since Gorilla Glass 3 dropped.
However, Corning claims the new Victus glass not only resist ugly scratches but shrugs off a 6-feet drop. And yes, there’s no Gorilla Glass 7, only Victus.
Corning has even suggested that on an average it can survive 20 1-meter drops! For its predecessor, the company claimed the average was 15. However, it’s essential to make note of how you can drop or scratch because let’s face it, Corning isn’t creating a magic bullet here. Corning’s Vice President jokingly warned not to expect your phone to survive if it drops from your pocket.
According to him, some of the caveats do apply for any glass material. However, what our product does is that it significantly reduces such instances and quite dramatically.
Manufacturers have admitted that Victus is highly improved and better than Gorilla Glass 6. Due to this reason, usage of a thin layer of the new glass can be observed on the upcoming devices. A marketing video available on Corning’s website suggests that “Victus is so good that if you used it on phones designed just three or four years ago, you’d be hard-pressed to break them in an everyday drop event” — but again, don’t trust this entirely because phones were anyway thicker three years ago.
However, one thing is for sure, in the next months, major mobile phone companies will be including Corning’s new glass. In fact, if rumors are to be believed, Samsung will be the first to include Victus in one of its upcoming products. Furthermore, many OEMs are designing this glass into flagship phones.
Interestingly, Victus will come with a premium tag but it won’t be as costly as one would assume. Now you don’t have to worry about scratches while you keep your phone in your pocket.