Corning unveils the Gorilla Glass 4 in India

From left: Amit Bansal, Thomas Appelt, James E Hollis
Corning introduced its Gorilla Glass 4, launched in the US last month, in India on Thursday here.

The latest version is 25 per cent thinner than the Gorilla Glass 3, yet two times more damage-resistant at the 3’s thickness, the company said. The glass is used in about three billion devices worldwide, the company said.

According to the company’s scientists, the glass survived eight out of 10 times when devices were dropped from the height of a metre on rough surfaces mimicking the asphalt and concrete of roads and pavements.

Thomas Appelt, president, Corning international emerging markets; Amit Bansal, president, Corning India; and James E Hollis, director, sales and applications engineering, Gorilla Glass specialty materials, were present at the launch.   

Two days ago, Corning revealed it wasn’t aware earlier that the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, launched in September, was using the 4. Both Bansal and Hollis were unable to answer why Samsung, one of Corning’s partners, decided to keep it under wraps or how the glassmaker, too, was left out of the loop.

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