Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to Feature Upgraded Corning Gorilla Glass 5

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is set to launch in New York on August 2. With only a couple of days before the release of Note 7, several reports are doing the rounds that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 7 will be the first device to feature the Gorilla Glass 5. The Glass can withstand drops from either waist or shoulder height.

Corning Gorilla Glass manufactured by Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) are known for their incredible toughness and durability. Corning’s recently unveiled Gorilla Glass 5 is, the company claims, tougher than before and can withstand smartphone drops better.

When developing a strong and better Gorilla Glass, the company research team found out that around 85 percent of smartphones owners have dropped their handset at least once a year. But when a smartphone or a tablet comes equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is dropped from around 1.6 meters, chances of it shattering are very low. Over 80 percent of times, the handset survives the fall.  Since it was launch in 2007, there are around 4.5 billion devices (including HTC, Lenovo, LG, HP, Asus, Huawei, and Samsung) in the world that uses Corning Gorilla Glass.

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Gorilla Glass 4 that was released last year is now available in almost all major handsets. The current version is reportedly twice as strong than its predecessor and can withstand drops from about 1 meter. And since, Glas 5 is going to take “tough” to new heights; it’ll be stronger and will survive higher drops. During the launch of Gorilla Glass 5, Corning’s John Bayne said: “With each successive generation of Corning Gorilla Glass, we have taken cover glass technology to new levels. Gorilla Glass 5 is no exception, extending Corning’s advantage in drop performance over competitive glasses.”

Check out the official video that comes with the following note: You spoke, we innovated! See how Corning Gorilla Glass 5 became our toughest cover glass yet, far outpacing competitive glass by surviving 1.6-meter, face-down drops onto rough, unforgiving surfaces up to 80% of the time.

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