Gorilla Glass has been the go-to for most device manufacturers – and for good reason. Corning’s latest release – Gorilla Glass Victus 2 – is set to be used on the Galaxy S23 series, giving the device significant added protection.
The Gorilla Glass Victus lineup is known for the protection it adds to phone displays. Corning’s Gorilla Glass is highly shatter resistant and provides a decent amount of scratch protection, all while allowing the device’s display to shine through.
In November 2022, Corning released Gorilla Glass Victus 2 with improvements to drop protection when against materials like concrete, which can make for a very aggressive impact. Another added benefit is the environmental benefits, with Corning claiming that Victus 2 contains an average of 22% pre-consumer recycled content.
Today, the company announced that its latest Gorilla Glass Victus 2 will find its first home in the “next generation of Galaxy smartphones.” While Corning hasn’t explicitly named the Galaxy S23 series from Samsung, specifics can be inferred. Of course, the Galaxy S23 is part of Samsung’s highest line of devices. With that, users expect some of the best materials available on the market. With Gorilla Glass Victus 2, we’re expecting to see an improvement in shatter resistance and overall durability.
Samsung’s next Galaxy flagship smartphones will be the first to use Corning’s latest generation of Gorilla Glass, which delivers improved drop performance on rough surfaces like concrete
CORNING, N.Y., January 26, 2023 — Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. will use Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® 2 as part of their next generation of Galaxy flagship smartphones. Gorilla Glass Victus 2’s new glass composition delivers improved drop performance on rough surfaces like concrete, while preserving the scratch resistance of Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus®.
“Today’s consumers expect damage-resistant smartphone displays,” said David Velasquez, vice president and general manager, Gorilla Glass. “For more than a decade, Gorilla Glass has met the needs of smartphone users, setting the standard for tough cover materials. We are proud to continue our long partnership with Samsung and have our latest innovations play a vital role in Samsung’s newest Galaxy smartphones.”
“We’re committed to integrating sustainability throughout our product lifecycle, working with like-minded partners such as Corning to improve performance while reducing our environmental impact,” said Stephanie Choi, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Mobile eXperience Business, Samsung Electronics. “Our next generation of Galaxy flagship smartphones are the first devices to use Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® 2, offering better durability and improved sustainability at the same time.”
Gorilla Glass Victus 2 launched in November 2022. By better surviving drops on rough surfaces like concrete, the world’s most abundant engineered material, it redefines tough for consumers and OEMs. Gorilla Glass Victus 2 puts a focus on the environment and has achieved an Environmental Claim Validation for containing an average of 22% pre-consumer recycled content, as validated by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). (Products bearing the UL Environmental Claim Validation Mark undergo routine audits and testing to retain their status.)
Gorilla Glass has been designed into more than eight billion devices by more than 45 major brands. With Gorilla Glass Victus 2, Corning’s Mobile Consumer Electronics business continues a legacy of innovation that includes market-leading cover glasses as well as glass and optics for semiconductor products, which enhance performance, deliver new connectivity features, and support immersive user experiences with augmented reality and 3D sensing.
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While Victus 2 has appeared in Galaxy S23 rumors, this news comes as an official announcement from the company. With that, the Galaxy S23 is supposed to come with overall minimal design changes when compared to the S22 series. Fortunately, Samsung has chosen not to increase the price of the S series from the past generation to the current in the US. Though the event is less than a week away, users can still submit a reservation to get access to the S23 series before the general public.