Every few years, Corning, the American company responsible for the tough glass used in phone construction, announces a new, improved version. Gorilla Glass has now come up with the Victus 2 version, which promises greater resistance to impact with concrete than the Victus and Victus+ versions of the past, which should mean we’ll have significantly more resistant phones in the near future.
Corning has improved gaming resistance for Gorilla Glass Victus 2
According to Corning, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 will be no more scratch resistant than previous Victus models. These were already tough enough for everyday use, and those who want extra protection in this department will apply a film to the screen or back cover anyway. However, the foil also doesn’t protect the phone from mechanical shocks, and the most common such “accidents” are caused by impact with the ground, usually concrete.
The US company says the launch of Gorilla Glass Victus 2 will provide significantly more resistance. Laboratory tests concluded that phones equipped with Victus Glass 2 should withstand impact with a “concrete-mimicking surface” from a height of one metre. Also, on asphalt, which is a softer material, the phones could “survive” impact from a height of 2 metres.
The improvements seem pretty small compared to the Victus and Victus+, but the reason we’re not seeing such progress seems to be the progress of the devices themselves. Those in the premium range have increased in size and weight by 10 and 15% respectively. So the new generations of glass need to both bring the strength we knew in the past, and also improve upon those old limits.
The company says it is already in talks with several partners and the first models with Gorilla Glass Victus 2 will be launched in the next few months. Samsung is usually the first company to get access to Corning’s latest glass variants, so we wouldn’t be surprised if the Galaxy S23 series is the first to flush Victus 2.