Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 raises the bar for protection against drops higher than ever, surviving 1.6­meter drops onto rough surfaces up to 80% of the time. Plus, even though it’s our toughest cover glass yet, it still delivers the damage resistance, optical clarity, and touch sensitivity Gorilla® Glass is famous for.

By now you’ve probably heard of Gorilla Glass and have probably had a few devices with it included. The latest advancement in Gorilla Glass technology has been announced: Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5

Notable improvements and unique features of Gorilla Glass 5 are it’s best­in­class performance over and above all previous versions across the board. We’ve all come to expect exceptional clarity, accuracy and sensitivity to the touch interface, damage resistance, and amazing protection from drops. Gorilla glass 5 can be safely dropped from even higher heights and take less damage than before.

How often do you actually drop your mobile device?

In a study conducted by a Toluna’s Quicksurvey global survey panel, it was shown that over 85% of mobile device owners have dropped their device at least once a year. On top of that, 55% drop their phones three times or more a year. We’ve all had that one­ second panic attack when a phone hits the floor. The study also concluded that 60% of dropped devices fall from the height between a owners shoulders and waist.

Having data from a global user pool is very important to making a durable product that is included on the most popular mobile devices. “With each successive generation of Corning Gorilla Glass, we have taken cover glass technology to new levels. Gorilla Glass 5 is no exception, extending Corning’s advantage in drop performance over competitive glasses,” said John Bayne, vice president and general manager, Corning Gorilla Glass. “With many real­world drops occurring from between waist and shoulder height, we knew improving drop performance would be an important and necessary advancement.”

There is not yet a list of devices that will include Gorilla Glass 5, but there is a wonderful interactive tool at­with­gorilla.html that will show you what devices do have any Gorilla Glass as part of its specifications. We have included the list of noted smartphones directly from Gorilla Glass below.

Gorilla Glass 5 is truly something special and we look forward to checking out all the devices that will include it.

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