Corning yesterday unveiled its all new Gorilla Glass SR+ for smartwatches and other wearable devices, which has been designed to better endure the bumps, knocks and scrapes these wearables must withstand. The new glass composite significantly reduces visible scratches while delivering the toughness, optical clarity and touch sensitivity that make Gorilla Glass famous.
“In early 2015, Corning launched Project Phire with the goal of engineering glass-based solutions with the scratch resistance approaching luxury cover materials, combined with the superior damage resistance of Gorilla Glass,” said Scott Forester, director, innovation products, Corning Gorilla Glass. “Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ delivers a superior combination of properties that is not available in any other material today – it is in a class of its own.”
In lab tests versus those alternative materials, Gorilla Glass SR+ delivered 70% better damage resistance against impact, plus superior optical performance that enables wearable devices to feature longer battery life and easier readability in bright light. “If you want to push your wearables to the max, while keeping scratches to a minimum, insist on a wearable device with the toughness, style, and scratch resistance of new Corning Gorilla Glass SR+”.
Samsung announced its new Gear S3 smartwatch earlier today, featuring the all new Gorilla Glass SR+.