A month after its launch in the US, Corning Inc. has introduced it’s latest edition of gorilla glass, the Gorilla Glass 4 in India.
Gorilla Glass is essentially an alkali-aluminosilicate sheet toughened glass which makes displays on consumer electronics goods more resistant to damage.
The latest iteration of Gorilla Glass is up to two times tougher than any other competitive cover glass design now in the market, as per the company. The new material is more capable of preventing screen breakage from everyday drops compared to its predecessor, it claims.
Corning claims that the Gorilla 4 is two times tougher than competitive glasses and can survive 80% of the falls. The company has a partnership with 5 major Indian mobile making brands and they will implement the Gorilla 4 in their new products.
According to Thomas Appelt, president of international emerging markets, the company is experiencing fast growth in its consumer electronics business with spurring smartphone and tablet sales in India and all over the world, but is also getting traction on its fibre business in India due to the National Optic Fibre Network.
The company is trying to analyse the requirements of Indian device makers and address problems faced by them as they try to innovate designs and bring out larger screen devices in short durations.
Over 40 manufacturers have designed Gorilla Glass into a total of 1,395 product models, and have branded Gorilla Glass touch cover glass as a key selling feature. Since its launch in 2007, Gorilla Glass has been featured in more than 3 billion devices, a record on its own.
Recently, Corning issued a press release stating that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha had the privilege to be the first handset flaunting Gorilla Glass 4 allowing it to remain thin, light and yet a tough nut to crack. The Galaxy Note 4 has already started shipping out with newer Gorilla Glass 4 Screens.