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Hands-on : Corning Gorilla Glass DX & DX+ Upcoming Protection for Smartphones



Earlier this year, we are invited by Corning Inc to visit their office in Sunnyvale, CA. We got to experience the new Gorilla Glass DX & Gorilla Glass DX+ which were first announced in 2018. The announcement came right after the launch of the popular Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection for smartphones. While OPPO launched the world’s first smartphone with Gorilla Glass 6 protection, the Samsung Galaxy Watch is the first wearable device to come protected with Gorilla Glass DX+.

The two new Gorilla Glass DX protective composites will be an extension to Gorilla Glass SR+ introduced in 2016. With the new Corning Gorilla Glass DX & Gorilla Glass DX+, the company mentioned offering a 75% improvement in the antireflective property and a 50% increase in the display contrast ratio. These features also help in improving the battery life of the wearables where they no more needed to be set to maximum brightness for better sunlight readability.

Corning is also working to bring the features of Gorilla Glass DX & Gorilla Glass DX+ to the devices with bigger displays. The only difference between the Corning Gorilla Glass DX & Gorilla Glass DX+ is only the levels of scratch resistance. However, the company didn’t mention how the Gorilla Glass DX+ can be comparable with the more premium material like sapphire glass. The recently launched Garmin Forerunner 945 is the latest product to come with Corning Gorilla Glass DX protection.

Talking about the Corning Gorilla Glass 6, it can be found on almost all the newly launched high-end smartphones. According to the company, the Gorilla Glass 6 has survived 15 consecutive drops from a height of 1 meter onto rough surfaces. It is said to be 2x stronger than the last-gen Gorilla Glass 5. We hope the upcoming Gorilla Glass 7 features the same strength and scratch resistance as the Gorilla Glass DX+.

Note: The editor’s travel was taken care by Corning Inc.


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