Corning announces Gorilla Glass 3, three-times more scratch-resistant

If you have bought a modern smartphone in the last couple of years, chances are you are familiar with Gorilla Glass – the magical (not really!) glass that covers you display and saves it from scratches. Well, it has got the third iteration today.

Corning the company behind Gorilla Glass plans to showcase the third version at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show.

“This year at CES, Corning will demonstrate its industry leadership in specialty glass and fiber optic technologies with the introduction of two products designed to enhance and extend the capabilities of consumers’ favorite devices,” said Wendell P. Weeks, chairman, chief executive officer, and president.

Engadget adds:

Gorilla Glass 3 has been improved at the molecular level, incorporating a proprietary feature called Native Damage Resistance (NDR). According to Corning, NDR reduces the propagation of flaws, the appearance of scratches and does a better job of maintaining the overall retained strength of the glass. As a result, GG3 claims a three-fold improvement in scratch resistance, 40 percent reduction in the number of visible scratches and 50 percent boost in retained strength after the glass becomes flawed.

There are no other details available right now, but we hope to gain more information after the company showcases Gorilla Glass 3 at CES.

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