Corning Gorilla Glass has now become a standard in smartphones and many other consumer devices. Corning says 4.5 billion device units have been shipped with Gorilla glass to date. The Gorilla glass is chemically strengthened through an ion exchange process that creates a layer of “armor” to help reduce cracking, scratches, and breakage. Today, Corning announced the next version of its Gorilla Glass, Gorilla Glass 5. Gorilla Glass 5 is about twice as resistant to breakage from drops when compared to Gorilla Glass 4. Also, it can survive 80% of drops from 1.6 meters.
Gorilla Glass 5 is already in production now and we will be seeing them on new mobile devices in the next few months. Hopefully, the upcoming Lumias and Surface devices will come with Gorilla Glass 5.