Corning’s new Gorilla Glass could make your phone screen a lot harder to break

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 08:10 in Physics & Chemistry

The Knoop Diamond Test measures how difficult it is to damage the glossy surface. (Corning /)It’s easy to forget how fragile smartphones used to be. If you were going to knock your phone off your desk a decade ago, it might as well fall into the Grand Canyon. Many of you know the familiar, unpleasant feeling of using a phone with a spiderweb of cracks running across the screen. Screens have gotten much tougher in recent years. And they’re about to get even tougher. Corning just introduced the latest version of its Gorilla Glass material that promises even more resilience in the face of clumsiness. Corning calls its new material Gorilla Glass Victus, which it claims can survive a 6.7 feet, up from 5.3 feet in its previous iteration. Corning also claims Victus can endure double the pressure during the Knoop Diamond test, which uses a metal point under pressure to test...

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