Corning has announced a significantly improved version of its Gorilla Glass called Victus
Prior to this, the company used to chose between improving drop or scratch resistance, but this time around it has worked on both.
The Gorilla Glass Victus can survive drops up to 2 meters (6.5-feet) on rough, hard surfaces and is two times more scratch-resistant than Gorilla Glass 6, which offers a drop resistance of 1.6 meters (5.25 feet).
reports that repeated drop resistance has also gotten better. The Gorilla Glass Victus can survive 20 1-meter drops, up from Gorilla Glass 6’s average survival rate of 15 drops.
As great as that sound, the Victus is not invincible, and bits of dirt and metal inside your pocket and handbag could steal lead to a scratch.
Like previous iterations of Gorilla Glass, Victus will also ultimately protect tablets, laptops, and wearables.
With new improvements comes a price hike, but Corning insists that the cost will be offset as manufacturers will have to deal with fewer scratched displays.
The company also claims that drop and scratch performance factors heavily in purchase decisions and consumers are willing to pay a premium for it.