This time last year, Corning was tipping us off to the forthcoming launch of its second generation Gorilla Glass, and sure enough, the extra-tough glass made its debut just a few days later. This year’s CES is once again just a matter of days away, and Corning is right back at it, readying us for the debut of Gorilla Glass 3.
Considering how smartphone manufacturers continue to use glass not just for phone screens, but for its aesthetic qualities as well, we’re just as much in need of durable glass treatments as ever. For as fortified as Corning’s first two iterations of Gorilla Glass have been, there’s always room for improvement, and it looks like we’ll get the opportunity to see just how far Gorilla Glass has come in only a few days.
Corning’s press release is light on the details, describing Gorilla Glass 3 as “a new glass composition with durability enhancements”, but the company promises to fill us in with the details alongside the official announcement this coming Monday. While it can be difficult to appreciate the technical aspects of glass manufacturer, Corning will be running a series of demonstrations that should help it show just how much abuse Gorilla Glass 3 is willing to take. We’re not expecting anything particularly earth-shattering, as at the end of the day this is still glass we’re talking about, but that doesn’t mean we won’t have some very impressive demos to enjoy, and some super-tough phones to look forward to throughout the year.