One of the biggest enemies of the screens of our smartphones is concrete. This is one of the most difficult surfaces to withstand when dropped, but the people at Corning, creators of the popular Gorilla Glass reinforced glass for mobile devices, claim to have created a new glass that can withstand drops to concrete of up to 1 meter. height.
That is, falls from the average height of the waist.
This is the new Gorilla Glass Victus 2, successor to the Gorilla Glass Victus that arrived in 2020 and that we see on smartphones like the family Galaxy S21 from Samsung, for example (and Victus+ in the Galaxy S22). The main improvement in the resistance of the Victus 2 is the possibility of surviving a drop on concrete from a height of up to 1 meter, but that’s not all. It can also withstand drops of up to 2 meters on less abrupt surfaces such as asphalt or a softer surface (for example if you are taking a photo), and up to 20 1-meter drops in a row.
In this generation of Gorilla Glass Victus, the company wanted to face one of the greatest risks of falls for users, concrete: “Manufacturers say that 30% of phone falls are usually on concrete,” said a Corning executive. a The Verge.
I have been using phones with screens protected by Gorilla Glass for many years, as surely as most of you, dear readers. However, I always installed a glass or protective material on the screen of my phone, as an extra measure of protection, especially against scratches. But about a year ago, when I started trying some phones with Victus protection, including my personal smartphone, I decided to stop using that type of extra protectors and the truth is that they have survived all the accidental drops they have had on surfaces not so rough (like concrete), y the scratches they are practically non-existent, at least in my case. There is some, minimal, but nothing to do with what we would have seen 5 years or more ago. Of course, I have never been able to abandon the cover, nor do I think I can.
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For now there are no devices that have Victus 2, but we could expect Samsung’s Galaxy S23 family to arrive in 2023, along with many other smartphones next year, to have this protection.[via[víaVerge]