By Anton D. Nagy | May 23, 2013 4:14 AM
We’ve been huge fans of future possible sapphire solutions for smartphones ever since MWC. We’ve also visited the factory that can make this possible. Sapphire is known to be an extremely tough material, almost impossible to scratch. It has its own downside though: it’s also very brittle. Gorilla Glass, on the other hand, is less brittle, but, it is much easier to scratch. Gorilla Glass vs sapphire has recently become a real topic.
Currently, the majority of phone makers are using Gorilla Glass, from Corning, in one of its version iterations — adding up for 1.5 billion consumer electronic devices, according to the company. Regarding the sapphire competition, Corning doesn’t see a real threat: “In one of our commonly accepted strength tests, sapphire breaks more easily than Gorilla Glass after the same simulated use. Additionally, sapphire’s cost and environmental hit are huge issues”, said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager of Corning’s Specialty Materials segment.
Watch the video below from Corning and if you need more details make sure to hit up the source link below.