Late last week, Gorilla Glass creator Corning announced that it would have the next generation of the technology ready to show-off at the CES this week. Today we learn of the details behind Gorilla Glass 2, including Corning’s claims of the ability to manufacture the glass such that it’s up to twenty percent thinner than existing Gorilla Glass screens, while maintaining the same level of damage resistance.
Considering we’re looking at the arrival of some of the thinnest smartphones yet conceived, manufacturers are going to be more hard-pressed than ever to find ways to slim their phones down just a little bit more. A twenty percent thinner piece of glass covering the display will certainty help a little bit, but we wonder if users ultimately might just prefer Gorilla Glass 2 that’s as thick as ever, but correspondingly stronger?
Beyond thinner glass just meaning thinner phones, Corning also points out that a thinner glass component between you and the display also means the possibility for a brighter screen, with increased touch sensitivity.
Unfortunately, we still haven’t learned anything about the first devices we might see feature the new-and-improved Gorilla Glass 2, nor just when these smartphones might arrive.