How many times has your heart sunk after dropping your smartphone and worrying if you smashed glass? There may be answer to reduce that feeling. The glass used to make screens on many of world's smartphones just got tougher. Corning, company that makes the glass, has just made stronger version. It is called Gorilla Glass and has been used in smartphones for many years. Corning has greatly improved glass to make it more difficult to scratch, crack or smash. new product is called Gorilla Glass Victus. It can survive drops of up to two metres without any signs of damage. It is also two times more scratch-resistant than other glass.
Corning spokesperson John Bayne told reporters about new product. He said: "Dropped phones can result in broken phones, but as we developed better glass, phones survived more drops. However, they also showed more visible scratches, which can impact usability of device." He said it was important to develop new glass that could survive drops from greater heights and be more difficult to scratch. He added: "Instead of...asking our technologists to focus on single goal (making glass better for either drop or scratch), we asked them to focus on improving both drop and scratch, and they delivered with Gorilla Glass Victus." glass is set to debut on Samsung products "in near future".