Corning just announced Gorilla Glass 5 this week, ushering in a new generation of mobile devices that should be tougher than ever. The company still hasn’t revealed which phones and tablets will be first to feature the technology, but a new report reveals that it could turn up in at least two highly anticipated handsets this year.
According to Korean site ETNews the new version of Gorilla Glass will debut on the Galaxy Note 7, which Samsung is set to unveil early next month. The report also notes that the iPhone 7 is likely to feature the same Corning technology. Apple’s next phone probably won’t arrive until September when the company typically unveils its latest flagship model.
Gorilla Glass 5 promises to protect your device from even higher drops of up to 1.6 meters (a little over five feet) about 80 percent of the time. That’s about the height most people hold their smartphone out in front of them so it should help prevent a lot of nasty cracked and shattered screens in the future. It’s also a nice upgrade from Gorilla Glass 4, which only promised drop protection from about waist-level.
This is just a rumor for now so we’d treat it with at least a little suspicion. But, considering that Gorilla Glass 5 is already available to partners, we’d be surprised if it didn’t start showing up in new flagship phones pretty soon.