Corning today announced Gorilla Glass SR+. This new glass is designed for wearable devices and it significantly reduces visible scratches while delivering the toughness, optical clarity and touch sensitivity. In their own tests, Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ delivered up to 70 percent better damage resistance against impacts and 25 percent better surface reflection than other alternative materials.
“In early 2015, Corning launched Project Phire with the goal of engineering glass-based solutions with the scratch resistance approaching luxury cover materials, combined with the superior damage resistance of Gorilla Glass,” said Scott Forester, director, innovation products, Corning Gorilla Glass. “Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ delivers a superior combination of properties that is not available in any other material today – it is in a class of its own.”
Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ is commercially available and is expected to be on product models from leading global brands later this year. I hope Microsoft uses this new Gorilla Glass SR+ for the upcoming Microsoft Band.