Global tech company Corning on Monday announced that Oppo will be the first mobile device manufacturer to adopt its latest cover glass technology Gorilla Glass 6.
Oppo’s new flagship smartphone utilising Gorilla Glass 6is slated to release in the coming weeks, the company said in a statement. For now, it is uncertain which of the upcoming smartphones from Oppo – the F9, F9 Pro, or R17 – will sport the new glass from Corning.
In lab tests, Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops from one metre onto rough surfaces whereas competitive glass compositions, such as soda lime and aluminosilicate, did not survive the first drop.
“We are excited to have Oppo adopt Gorilla Glass 6,” John Bayne, Vice President and General Manager, Corning Gorilla Glass, said in a statement.
Unveiled in July, Gorilla Glass 6 is the company’s most durable cover glass to date.
“Oppo’s new flagship model will provide consumers, who depend on their smartphone for every interaction in their digital lives, increased protection against multiple drops,” Bayne added.
Gorilla Glass has been designed into more than six billion devices by more than 45 major brands.
With its optical clarity, touch sensitivity, scratch resistance, efficient wireless charging and enhanced durability, Gorilla Glass 6 is set to enable new design trends.