The strong get even stronger, as Corning has announced Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance at CES. The new iteration of the most widely deployed damage-resistance glass cover for tablets and smartphones is more durable than ever with enhancements developed at the atomic structural level of the glass.
With its new Native Damage Resistance, Gorilla Glass 3 has been developed to improve the durability of devices and withstand deep scratches and cracks in the glass. It has also been designed to lessen the impact of damaged screens, reducing the visibility of scratches on surfaces and offering more strength after a scratch has occurred.
A large part of Gorilla Glasses’ new and improved resilience can be attributed to its design at the atomic level; Corning’s senior vice president James R. Steiner explains:
“With Gorilla Glass 3, our scientists went to the atomic structure of the glass to fundamentally improve the way the glass responds to an impact or scratch. This solution significantly improves durability, while maintaining the thinness needed for touch-enabled consumer devices.”
The improved durability (if it’s actually attainable) will be a welcomed addition. While Gorilla Glass 2 certainly helped protect against starches in the past, most smartphones outfitted with the protective cover were still highly susceptible to impact damage. Anyone who has suffered such damage to their phone would attest, anything that could help prevent such damage or lessen said damage, is an essential advancement.
Gorilla Glass 3 is currently undergoing product qualification and design implementation with NDR and Corning’s global customers, who are expected to unveil new devices outfitted with Gorilla Glass 3 sometime in mid-2013.