Gorilla Glass Victus 2: better balance between scratch and crack
For years, Gorilla Glass has been the standard screen protection on most smartphones. After six generations, manufacturer Corning switched to the Victus name, which makes smartphone screens more resistant to cracks and scratches. In 2021, Corning introduced Gorilla Glass Victus Plus and now it’s time for the latest generation: Gorilla Glass Victus 2.
Smartphones have become bigger and heavier in recent years and that is a challenge for Corning. The larger the display, the more pressure there will be on a glass plate if it falls. This makes it easier for the screen to break. Not only a good display is important, but also the surface where you drop your device plays a major role.
If you drop your smartphone on a carpet or rug, you don’t have to stress quickly. But Corning’s worst enemy is concrete. You find it everywhere in public and it is very loud and uneven. Exposed pebbles or stones can easily break your smartphone screen.
With Gorilla Glass Victus 2 you can safely drop your phone from hip height (1 meter) onto concrete, without damaging the screen. On asphalt – another hard and common building material – you can even drop your phone from head height (2 meters).
These smartphones get Gorilla Glass Victus 2
According to Corning, we can expect the first smartphones with Gorilla Glass Victus 2 in a few months. The manufacturer does not say which smartphones are equipped with the new glass, but we can take a guess.
It is likely that the successors of devices that now have Gorilla Glass Victus or Victus Plus will make the switch to Victus 2. Think of the Samsung Galaxy Z folding phones and the Google Pixel series.