Remember when we told you last year about the iPhone that survived being dropped from a plane without any damage? Well: it was a more unique than rare case. As every smartphone owner knows, displays, including new generation ones, are very fragile: for this reason, today, Corning has introduced Gorilla Glass Victus 2.
Gorilla Glass Victus 2 could guarantee unprecedented protection for your smartphone: as you can see from the video you find on YouTube or on top of this news, in fact, Corning is promoting protective glass by promising that it will allow every smartphone to survive a fall on concrete from a meter in height (roughly from the waist) without scratching.
If the promised result doesn’t seem like much to you, know that the concrete is one of the most “problematic” materials for a smartphone: if a one-metre drop onto a floor, wood or plastic might not cause any damage even without Gorilla Glass Victus 2, one onto concrete risks leaving permanent “memories”.
At the same time, the Victus 2 should retain all the properties of the 2020 Gorilla Glass Victus, he argued 20 falls in a row from one meter or a fall from face height onto surfaces less “hard” than asphalt without any visible cracks. Unfortunately, Corning didn’t explain what makes Victus 2 much stronger glass than its predecessor.
Only one question remains: which smartphones will use a Gorilla Glass Victus 2? The answer is currently unknown, although it seems almost certain that none of the phones due out before Christmas (such as the Xiaomi 13 and OnePlus 11) will implement it. Instead, it is possible that the first smartphone to use it is Samsung’s Galaxy S23, due out in February 2023.