Corning, the company that makes Gorilla Glass-branded protective glass panels used in smartphones and smartwatches, has announced its newest display protection panel: Gorilla Glass Victus 2. It is the successor to the Gorilla Glass Victus, launched two years ago, and the Gorilla Glass Victus+, launched last year. Gorilla Glass Victus 2 comes with a promise of improved shatter resistance.
According to Corning, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is less likely to shatter when dropped on hard surfaces such as concrete and tarmac. It still features the same scratch resistance performance as the Gorilla Glass Victus. Moreover, the company claims that its internal tests prove that smartphones with Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection can resist shatters when dropped from a height of one metre. It means that when you drop your phone from waist height, its screen is less likely to shatter when it uses Gorilla Glass Victus 2.
In comparison, glass composite protection panels from other brands are likely to break when dropped from a height of half a metre or less, claims Corning. Gorilla Glass-branded glass composite panels are used in over 8 billion devices from more than 45 brands. The company said that Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is being tested by various smartphone brands, and devices equipped with the new product will be launched in the next few months.
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It is rumoured that Samsung’s upcoming high-end smartphones—Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra—will be equipped with Gorilla Glass Victus 2 screen protection. Many other high-end smartphones with the new panel could debut sometime next year.