In less than a year since the launch of the current edition of Gorilla Glass, Corning announced a new version of a durable glass that protects the screen of mobile devices. This is a Gorilla Glass of fourth generation.
The new edition of Gorilla Glass will offer twice the durability than any comparable materials. According to the manufacturer, the device with Gorilla Glass 4 will be able to survive a fall from a height of one meter on a rough surface in 80% of cases.
The previous three versions of the Gorilla Glass used in almost 1400 different device models, and since 2007 has delivered more than three billion devices with this glass. Sample shipments of the Gorilla Glass 4 mobile phone manufacturers have already started, and end products on the market, this glass should occur during the first half of next year.
It is going to be very interesting to see which brand China smartphone will be shipped first with brand new Gorilla Glass protection.