Corning presented the second generation of Gorilla Glass Victus, which in principle can withstand falling onto concrete and asphalt. The problem is not only caused by materials with different particle sizes, but also by the size of the devices, which are 10% larger and 15% heavier than the average four years ago, and the larger screen size and weight means more stress in the event of a fall.
In laboratory conditions, Corning used 80-grit sandpaper to imitate concrete, and 180-grit sandpaper was used for asphalt. Based on tests, the Gorilla Glass Victus 2 can withstand a drop of one meter (roughly hip height) on concrete and double that (2 meters) on asphalt. Uneven surfaces are tricky because a more prominent grain concentrates the full force of the impact into a single point, which is guaranteed to lead to disaster. Gorilla Glass Victus 2 will fix this problem. In theory.
Scratch resistance is also a priority for the surfaces protecting the display and the back, but it seems that the technology cannot cope with the laws of physics for the time being. As long as softer materials than sapphire glass are used or a material with a hardness of 8-9 is not produced, scratches are inevitable at a Mohs level of 6-7, but most metal alloys that a phone can encounter during everyday life have not caused any damage for quite some time. in the displays. Based on the tests, Corning’s material resists scratches four times better than the solutions of the competition, this level was also maintained in the case of Victus 2, while the resistance to breakage was significantly increased.