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Watch Gorilla Glass 2 Get Stress Tested Against Other Glass

Having Gorilla Glass on a touch-device is a good bullet point to have. While the name may be marketing, the actual product is a huge plus for tablets and smartphones. In our experience, Gorilla Glass keeps touchscreens looking more pristine under harsh (or everyday use) conditions.

At CES 2012, Corning announced Gorilla Glass 2, which is just as tough as the original glass technology, but with an up-to-20 percent thinner profile. Corning says that thinner Gorilla Glass 2 will enable slimmer and sleeker devices, brighter images, and greater touch sensitivity.

We captured a strength test demo from the show floors of CES. Special thanks to Tom's Hardware reader Christopher Ly who volunteered to assist in the demo:

  • chickenhoagie
    Looks pretty solid..Would've been nice to see a scratch resistant test though. My iphone 4 has still gotten scratches what looks like has been from my car keys:/
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  • willard
    chickenhoagieLooks pretty solid..Would've been nice to see a scratch resistant test though. My iphone 4 has still gotten scratches what looks like has been from my car keysI became borderline religious about which pockets I use for what items after my old iPhone 3G got a nasty gouge in the middle of the screen. Keys, change, ID badges, etc. go in the right pocket. Phone, paper and other items softer than the screen go in the left.
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  • AznCracker
    Why don't they ever break the glass? I want to see how much force it can withstand
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  • Delengowski
    Looks very solid, thats with the force being focused on one spot. So it could easily take a lot more weight spread over the whole glass.
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  • ikyung
    chickenhoagieLooks pretty solid..Would've been nice to see a scratch resistant test though. My iphone 4 has still gotten scratches what looks like has been from my car keysYeah agreed. But my current phone uses Gorilla Glass 1 and it is pretty darn scratch proof. Not that I get my keys or coins and rub it across my screen. Just regular everyday use.
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  • eddieroolz
    They can make glass bend like that but our phones still shatter anyway, eh.
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  • ikyung
    eddieroolzThey can make glass bend like that but our phones still shatter anyway, eh.I think Samsung is suppose to come out with bending glass cellphones this year.
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  • EDVINASM
    azncrackerWhy don't they ever break the glass? I want to see how much force it can withstand
    agreed. nice to see what does not brake it but a test is nor relevant without showing how much force breaks gorilla glass version one and version two. ambiguous results.
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  • freggo
    How about a plexiglass screen. It will definitely not shatter.
    If, after a year of hard use, it is a bit scratched up you swap it for a new screen.
    Plexiglass is not that expensive to make so a replacement screen could be $9.95 without a problem.

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  • qhoa1385
    azncrackerWhy don't they ever break the glass? I want to see how much force it can withstandBecause they can't :/
    they tried though! LOL
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