Has your heart sunk after dropping your smartphone and worrying about the glass? The glass used to make many smartphone screens just got tougher. Corning, the company that makes the glass, has made it stronger. It is called Gorilla Glass. It has been used in smartphones for many years. Corning has improved the glass to make it more difficult to scratch, crack or smash. The new product is called Gorilla Glass Victus. It can survive drops of up to two metres without any damage. It is also two times more scratch-resistant than other glass.
A Corning spokesperson spoke about the new product. He said: "Dropped phones can result in broken phones. As we developed better glass, phones survived more drops. However, they also showed more visible scratches." He said it was important to make glass that could survive higher drops and be more difficult to scratch. He added that instead of focusing on making the glass better for either drops or scratches, it would be better to focus on improving both drops and scratches. The glass is set to debut on Samsung products "in the near future".