Nowadays, full-screen mobile phones have become the norm of smart phones, and with the addition of new technologies such as wireless charging, more and more mobile phones have begun to use a large amount of glass as the outer casing of mobile phones. This means that a smartphone with a glass cover before and after will become a “fragile” again. Therefore, a very real problem reappears in front of the user - is your phone still resistant to falling? According to a recent Toluna Global Consumer Survey, people report an average of 7 phone drops per year, even if each drop causes the glass front panel or glass back of your phone to break. Then, during the year, you will spend a lot of money on the repair of the mobile phone, and the cost is even higher than the continuous replacement of 7 mobile phones. Therefore, how to meet the new use requirements of users in the anti-fall of smart phones has once again become one of the problems to be solved in the industry.
In the early morning of July 19th, Beijing time, Corning officially announced the launch of Corning's “sixth generation gorilla” glass. The emergence of this product will bring more tough mobile phone strength to smartphone users, and greatly solve the era of full screen mobile phone. The user is troubled by the falling of the smartphone. At the press conference, John Bayne, vice president and general manager of Corning Gorilla Glass, said, “As consumers become more dependent on smartphones, the risk of damage due to the fall increases, and the cover glass protects the phone. Not as important as it is today, Corning's sixth-generation gorilla glass has improved its drop height on the basis of the fifth-generation gorilla glass and, more importantly, it has withstood many drops."
Still intact after 15 consecutive drops
What are the benefits of Corning's sixth-generation gorilla glass? In short, on the basis of retaining the advantages of Corning's fifth-generation gorilla glass, it is more resistant to falling! Resistance to falling! Falling! Now! The author also mentioned that the results of market research indicate that global smartphone users have to drop 7 mobile phones per year per year, which is definitely a devastating disaster in the era of full-screen smartphones! As a result, Corning is better placed the focus of this product update on the shatter-resistant performance of smartphones from 1 meter and down.
Previously, Corning's fifth-generation gorilla glass had proposed a shatter-resistant limit of up to 2.2 meters, but it was almost impossible to return to the daily use scene and the smartphone dropped from a height of 2.2 meters. Most of the cases are still falling from the table, falling from the pockets of clothes, falling from the hands, etc. The drop height of these very common mobile phone scenes is undoubtedly 1 meter and below. Therefore, Corning said that the current pain point of smartphone users against smartphones is not high, but rather. How to ensure that the smartphone has been dropped many times is still intact, which is one of the means to solve the biggest pain point of the current user. Therefore, aiming at this phenomenon, Corning's sixth generation of Gorilla Glass has carried out highly targeted innovations.
During the Corning Lab visit, Dr. Jaymin Amin, Corning Gorilla Glass and Corning's Vice President of Specialty Materials Technology and Product Development, said, "The sixth generation of Gorilla Glass is a new, chemically strengthened glass component. Compared with the fifth generation gorilla glass, it has higher surface lamination stress, which further improves the damage resistance of the sixth generation gorilla glass. In addition, the drop rupture is a probabilistic event. As the surface lamination stress increases, the glass The average good rate in multiple falls will also increase accordingly."
According to laboratory data, Corning's sixth-generation gorilla glass can withstand 15 consecutive drops from a height of 1 meter onto a rough surface and remain intact. Such strength is sufficient for the average "butter hand" user to meet their special needs.
What does it bring after improving durability?
Although Corning's sixth-generation gorilla glass has been strongly enhanced for durability, its impact on the industry is still far-reaching. When the strength of the cover glass of the smart terminal device is successfully improved, more and more terminal equipment manufacturers can try to apply the glass more widely to the industrial design of the product appearance. The current full screen smart phone is a typical example.
Scott Forester, vice president of Corning Gorilla Glass Marketing and Innovation Products Division, said: "In addition to solving the problem of drop height and drop frequency, the new sixth-generation gorilla glass meets the requirements of modern design, that is, at least 85% of the shell is used. Glass design. Glass combines aesthetics and performance to lead the technology trend and will continue to be the material of choice for consumer mobile electronics."
Throughout the smart phone industry, the current standardization of wireless charging functions has become one of the main reasons why glass is used as a mobile phone backplane. Therefore, Corning's sixth-generation gorilla glass has greatly improved the durability of the front-panel space, such as the back cover of the mobile phone, and also allows OEMs to have more appearance when designing the appearance of the product. possibility.
The last question is, when can we see the products produced by Corning's sixth-generation gorilla glass? It is understood that most OEMs have already obtained the sixth generation of gorilla glass and tested it. It is expected that it will officially enter the market in the next few months!