Mumbai: Corning Incorporated has announced that Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd will be the first mobile device manufacturer to adopt Corning’s latest breakthrough in cover glass technology, Corning Gorilla Glass 6. OPPO’s new flagship model utilizing Gorilla Glass 6 is slated for release in the coming weeks.
Unveiled in July 2018, Gorilla Glass 6 is the company’s most durable cover glass to date. Research shows that consumers drop their smartphone on average seven times per year. To improve cover glass performance, Corning scientists developed and engineered an entirely new material to address the challenge of multiple drops. On average, in lab tests, Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops from 1 meter onto rough surfaces. Under the same test conditions, 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,” said John Bayne, VP and GM – Corning Gorilla Glass. “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.”
In addition to designing Gorilla Glass 6 into its latest flagship model, OPPO was also one of the leading adopters of Gorilla Glass 5, using the cover glass across a broad range of its smartphone portfolio, including the recently launched OPPO Find X and R15 models.
“OPPO and Corning have always maintained a close working relationship, which has enabled a superior user experience for consumers through multiple versions of OPPO smartphones,” said Andy Wu, VP – OPPO. “We are excited to be the first to adopt Gorilla Glass 6 on our upcoming smartphone, and we believe that consumers around the globe will enjoy an unprecedented experience.”
Today, Corning Gorilla Glass has been designed into more than 6 billion devices by more than 45 major brands. Gorilla Glass 6 is the latest example of Corning’s continued commitment to innovation – using its core understanding of materials science and process-development expertise to create life-changing products and extend Corning’s market leadership in mobile consumer electronics.