Gorilla Glass Will Help Your Phone Survive A Five-Foot Fall

In a latest development, Gorilla Glass 5, should help your phone survive even nastier tumbles.
It is to be mentioned that Gorilla Glass 4, revealed back in 2014 , boasted an 80 percent survival rate for devices dropped from a height of one meter, or just shy of 40-inches. That was roughly the equivalent of having your smartphone or tablet slip out of your hands at waist level.
For Gorilla Glass 5, Corning has managed to improve the recipe it uses for its aluminosilicate glass-a closely guarded trade secret-so that 80 percent of the time your device will now survive a fall from as high as 1.6 meters, or almost 63-inches. That’s comparable to the height your phone is at when you’re holding your phone in front of your face, which is much more of the time.
So when will Gorilla Glass 5 start appearing in new handsets and tablets? Corning already has the new material in production, and is shipping it to device makers, so you can expect announcements about new products that will incorporate Gorilla Glass 5 in the coming months.

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