According to scarce details provided by Corning, the new Gorilla Glass 6 uses a completely new chemical composition compared to the fifth version of the Gorilla Glass, making it more resistant to damage. According to the test done by Corning, the Gorilla Glass can survive fifteen drops from a 1m height without breaking, twice as many compared to the previous version.
"Gorilla Glass 6 is an entirely new glass composition that can be chemically strengthened to give it significantly higher levels of compression than is possible with Gorilla Glass 5. This enables Gorilla Glass 6 to be more resistant to damage", said Dr. Jaymin Amin, vice president of technology and product development at Corning Gorilla Glass and Corning Specialty Materials. “Moreover, with breaks during drops being a probabilistic event, the added compression helps increase, on average, the likelihood of survival through multiple drop events”, he added.
According to the recent study, people drop their phones about seven times a year, with over 50 percent of those drops happening from one meter or below.
Corning was also keen to note that the new Gorilla Glass 6 was also developed in order to meet the recent modern designs, which uses more than 85 percent screen-to-body ratio.
Corning notes that the Gorilla Glass 6 is currently being evaluated by multiple customers and is expected on the market in the next several months so it is only left to be seen which upcoming flagship will be the first to use it.