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Video: Corning Introduces Gorilla Glass 2 At Their 2012 CES Booth

We have been hearing all sorts of good news about Corning’s newest creation: Gorilla Glass 2. Surrounding the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) are ads and posters promoting Gorilla Glass 2 that is 20% thinner and even stronger than the previous version of Gorilla Glass.  Down below we have filmed Corning’s full product demo that happened right at their booth. 

  • this is cool but it still shatters when you drop it on a hard surface from about chest height

  • Highwire

    lolz at the guy who was rooting for 250lbs of force to break the GG2 apparently he missed the part where they said it has the same strength as GG1.

  • EC8CH

    Wow .2mm thinner… that’s like 0.00787″

  • Anonymous

    Have to agree, would have liked to have seen them improve the scratch/crack resistance.  It’s already fairly thin. 

  • Crackmonkeys4hire

    With Samsung working on flexible handsets I expect in the next 5-10 years we’ll see devices made out of fully flexible materials. Image a cell phone you wrap around your wrist… lot’s to look forward to.

    • Guest


  • Strength seems fine to me and I don’t really care about thickness.  I just want something even more scratch resistant. 

    • Anonymous

      Let’s say (for exaggeration) they made a new glass twice as thin with all the same properties. They could then theoretically place two slates of the glass on top of each other forming one that is twice as strong and identical to the original in every other way.

      Maybe Corning could produce a 20% thicker version for 20% more strength without sacrificing screen visuals, touch sensitivity, etc.

  • KevinC

    who the hell cares if the glass is 0.5 mm thinner?  keep it the same size and make it stronger.

    • i see many of you don’t realize the benefits of thinner glass besides the obvious. it allows the screen to have less glare due to thick glass not to mention better picture because of optical refraction in the glass. so not only is it thinner it will also give you a better clearer picture and that’s why you want it better sunlight viewing for sure 

  • Anonymous

    Old news brah? Hah. Good stuff. Can’t wait for this to come to android
    I am not using a screen protector for the first time with my gnex. I love it.(I know it isn’t Corning, but it is still very scratch resistant)

  • wow…that guy put his weight into that GG2 before it actually broke( two hands on the key ) ..the others it looked pretty efforless with just his thumb pressing on it…

    • Anthony Armando

      the volunteer only broke regular, chemically strengthened, and CG1 glass. they used the machine to demonstrate CG2.

  • Anonymous

    ehhhh thinner yes, stronger not really.

     Why not have same thickness (don’t hear people screaming for thinner glass) and further improved strength?

    • Greg

      I had that same thought at first too, why not have thicker glass that is stronger. While I don’t really care to have a super thin (less that 9mm) phone I do want more battery life. If all the other components can be made smaller and thinner their will be more room for larger batteries and we can have phones like the razr maxx that have 3300mAh batteries but are still thin.

    • Adam Skinner

      Gorilla Glass is awesome as it stands.  It doesn’t need to be any stronger.  By strengthening it, they could give an intangible benefit (“Look, something that doesn’t break already isn’t going to break *even more!!!*), or they could give a tangible benefit (“Look, we made this stuff a little stronger, so you can make it a little thinner”), which is something that is actually pretty cool.  This makes the stuff less expensive to cover the same amount of space (potentially, since less of it is used), widening it’s reach.

      • Anonymous

        Gorilla Glass is strong. but it could be stronger. It breaks a lot too. People still crack there phones in a fall. There are certainly many iPhone and iPad users that can attest to that.

        • iphone uses gorilla glass ??

          • Anonymous

            Yes. The front is. While for some strange reason Apple nor Corning will admit or deny it, there’s also a whole piece in the Steve Job’s biography on it. Corning has a facility that solely does it.

          • Anonymous

            They developed a Gorilla Glass front for the iPhone 4, but Corning costs were too high for Apple.  The iPhone 4 and 4s all use glass from Lens Technology and Fuji Crystal.  They provide a glass with similar properties to Gorilla Glass for the LCD display, but Corning is not the supplier at this point.  I think there were rumors of some initial batches of the iPhone 4 having Gorilla Glass, but even Apple reports their use of Lens Technology as the LCD glass supplier to shareholders.  That supplier is actually part of the reason the white iPhone 4 was delayed.