None of us are phone drop proof. They happen no matter how careful we are. And no one wants to carry around a phone with the spider veined screen acknowledging they’ve dropped it. Gorilla Glass helps protect this screen, and with Gorilla Glass Victus being the best variant yet, the first smartphone to support it will be the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
Gorilla Glass Victus
Corning has been making glass meant to withstand a bit of abuse for some time and continues to make improvements. Corning Gorilla Glass isn’t completely scratch resistant, but again, it will stand up to a bit of abuse.
The last to be published is Gorilla Glass Victus. Like other Corning iterations, the goal is for it to be stronger, more scratch resistant and more shatterproof.
The improvements to Gorilla Glass Victus revolve around better performance in the event of drops and scratches. Drop performance can reach two meters when falling on a hard surface. Other manufacturers can only promise a height of less than 0.8 meter. Improvements are needed due to the thinner bezels used on smartphones, which makes them more fragile.
Gorilla Glass Victus is twice as good as Gorilla Glass 6 in scratch resistance and four times better than competitor’s aluminosilicate glass.
Gorilla Glass Victus on Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Corning was the first to say that Gorilla Glass Victus would initially be used by Samsung in its new devices. It was announced this week that the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will be the first smartphone to come with this feature.
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch screen, and at this size, it will be difficult for many people to use it with one hand. This means that it is likely to be abandoned. But surviving a two-meter drop will help guard against this. It can also withstand 20 drops from a meter, an improvement over Gorilla Glass 6 surviving at 15 drops.
While scratches and cracked screens can still occur, you’ll have a much better chance that your phone will survive them if you have a Galaxy Note 20 Ultra with Gorilla Glass Victus. You will of course pay a lot for this feature, but for a phone of this size it seems like good insurance.
Samsung also wants to use Gorilla Glass in its foldable smartphones. It didn’t arrive on the Galaxy Z Fold 2, but it might be on the next foldable smartphone.
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