As reported earlier, YouTuber JerryRigEverything has posted a video on YouTube that clearly showed the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection failing the scratch test usually performed by him on all popular smartphones. When we say "failing," what we mean is that it turned out to be significantly less scratch-resistant than the older Gorilla Glass 4. If you have not checked it out already, take a look at the video below to see what we are talking about.
In their defence, Corning has put forward a few arguments in their interview with Android Authority. They pointed out that the Mohs hardness picks were used in an "uncontrolled manner" and the loads on the picks used by the YouTuber were not monitored. According to the company, the video is invalid as the damages seen on the Note 7 were a result of metallic transfer, a phenomenon which transfers a softer material onto a harder one, after the two come in friction with each other. To be honest, we just think that Corning Gorilla Glass 5 lost its scratch resistance to a good degree, in order to provide for shatter proofing.