Corning, the brains behind the super-strong Gorilla Glass tech that keeps the displays of hundreds of different smartphone models protected, will be revealing an all new third generation version of the technology at CES 2013 next week.
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 will be up to three times more durable than Gorilla Glass 2 when it comes to visible onscreen scratches, which will come as music to the ears of butter-fingered gadget fans or those who insist on forcing their smartphones to share a pocket-sized bed with a keychain and small change.
Gorilla Glass 3 will also be 50% more relaible than previous versions if any damage to the glass somehow does occur, giving you more time to seek out an engineer before the device is damaged beyond repair.
“This year at CES, Corning will demonstrate its industry leadership in speciality glass and fibre optic technologies with the introduction of two products designed to enhance and extend the capabilities of consumers’ favourite devices,” said Wendell P. Weeks, chairman, chief executive officer, and president.
“These new innovations build on the increasingly important and continually evolving role of highly engineered glass technologies in delivering improved product performance and functionality through touch capabilities, protective cover glass, and device connectivity.”
The company will also be showcasing their optical cable kits, as well as showing exhibition visitors the benefits of popping Corning Gorilla Glass into other devices too, such as TVs.