Gorilla Glass 3 to debut at CES 2013
1/4/2013 10:44:00 AM
Good news for the accident-prone and butterfingers out there: Corning will be showing off Gorilla Glass 3 at CES 2013 next week.
No, it's not indestructible. We're still probably a bit far from that. But while Gorilla Glass 2 was thinner, it was not stronger than the first version. Gorilla Glass 3 has promises of better durability and composition. The new feature is called Native Damage Resistance, or NDR.
Corning says it makes the new glass about 3 times as scratch-resistant and 40% less like to show scratches...and it'll still stay super strong even after scratches (or "flaws" as they put it).
Gorilla glass is found on hundreds of electronics from smart phones to tablets. If you've got an iPhone, chances are it's Gorilla glass. If you've got a Galaxy product, you're holding Gorilla Glass. Here's an incomplete product list for the curious.
If you find yourself at CES, Corning's booth will be doing demonstrations with the glass every hour. It will also be showcasing some new fiber optic cables for data transfer.
In the meantime, you can see how they test Gorilla Glass 2: