Corning has just unveiled its next generation of Gorilla Glass version, the Gorilla Glass Victus 2. The company claims that this new generation of Gorilla Glass can withstand higher drops than previous versions. The scratch resilience is kept similar to what we get in the first gen Gorilla Glass Victus. In this read, we will talk about things you should know about the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 before opting for a phone equipped with one.
Things You Should Know About Gorilla Glass Victus 2
Corning’s latest flagship glass protection Gorilla Glass Victus 2 will be seen on phones in 2023. Let’s have a look at the seven things you should know about the all-new Gorilla Glass Victus 2, and what has improved over the Victus 1.
Increased Drop Performance
The first gen Gorilla Glass Victus had great drop protection last year and this time the brand is taking it way further. The Victus glass could withstand drops of up to 2 meters without getting any damage. This time, Corning has made it better by increasing the drop resistance to up to 2 meters on 180-grit sandpaper. This performance is twice as higher compared to the aluminosilicate glass from other brands.
Scratch Resistant Preserved
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 comes with the same scratch resistance as the previous generation. This is still way better than the competition’s aluminosilicate glass. The tests done by Corning in their labs suggest that the Victus 2 Glass is four times scratch resistance than competitors. The scratch threshold of competition glass is only 2 to 4 Newtons while the new Victus 2 can withstand 8 to 10 Newtons.
Keeping the Price Low
Price is a very big factor when people buy smartphones recently and price difference also brings some drawbacks. New technology means higher prices that lead to pricy devices and people take price very seriously when comes to smartphones, especially in India. But surprisingly, Corning kept the cost of Victus 2 similar to the previous generation. This enables smartphone manufacturers to adapt to the newer version without increasing the price of their products.
Improvements over Gorilla Glass Victus One
The Gorilla Glass Victus 2 comes with improved drop resistance compared to the previous generation. Corning improved the drop protection without compromising the scratch resistance. The Victus 2 can withstand 4 times the scratch threshold compared to the competition’s aluminosilicate glass. This will give future smartphones much more protection than previous generations.
Which Phones will Use Gorilla Glass Victus 2?
bt that most of the flagship smartphones to be launched in 2023 will feature Gorilla Glass Victus 2 glass. Samsung will possibly use this glass on its future flagship smartphones but there is still no confirmation if the Galaxy S23 will have the Victus 2 or not. Samsung also hasn’t announced anything related to the Victus 2 glass till now so it may be a chance that Galaxy S23 won’t feature new glass.
When to Expect Gorilla Glass Victus 2?
It will take some time for smartphone manufacturers to adapt to the new version of Gorilla Glass. As it is a flagship feature to add the latest version of Gorilla Glass for any smartphone and the market is now saturated with a budget to mid-range smartphones. According to this, we can expect the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 to make its appearance in Q2 of next year. There is no confirmation from any smartphone manufacturers to make it clear, if the phone which is in the making right now may not feature the new Victus 2 glass.
What About Foldables?
John Bayne (Senior VP and General Manager), says that the protection for foldable smartphones is possible but we are not there yet. He said the technology has reached very close to what the consumer expects for foldable but it’s not quite there yet. So at least for a few years, we will see plastic screens instead of glass in foldable smartphones.
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 will give better protection than ever, which is a good thing to have on smartphones. I really wish that the upcoming flagship from Samsung, the Galaxy S23 had this new Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2. Stay tuned to GadgetsToUse for more such tech updates, and how-tos.
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