Corning has announced Gorilla Glass 6, the new version of glass used by most smartphone manufacturers to provide display protection and, in many cases, even the back cover. The new generation continues in the direction started with Gorilla Glass 5, wishing to improve its mechanical shock resistance. Corning claims that the sixth generation is stronger than the fifth, and can survive to twice as much "abuse."
The Company praised the new Gorilla Glass 6 glass with an average resistance of 15 impact to the ground at a height of one meter twice more than a Gorilla Glass Protected Device 5. This improved strength was achieved using a new chemical curing process . It remains to be seen, however, how tough the new Gorilla glass is to scratches. Gorilla Glass 5 was a more shock-resistant version than Gorilla Glass 4, but from the standpoint of resilience in everyday use, fifth-generation glass scratched much faster
The reason why Gorilla Glass 5 was easier to crack was caused by the chemical process used in the cure. This creates a more flexible bottle, but with a "soft" outer surface. If Corning continued to use the same manufacturing process for Gorilla Glass 5, we may see similar results for the new generation.
Certainly, Gorilla Glass 6 will be used in the construction of all the top smartphones (and not only) of the next generation of top manufacturers around the world. When it comes to Apple, however, the situation is a bit more complicated. Corning has collaborated with Apple to develop Ion-X glass on iPhone 8 and iPhone X. The engineers of the two companies have worked together to develop an ultra-resistant bottle that will remain exclusive to Apple's devices
It is unclear whether Gorilla Glass 6 rises to the resistance level of Ion-X glass or exceeds resistance but if we look online at Apple's downfall testing of the current generation, we should not rely so much on the fact that the glass is resistant to impact with the soil. The slim glass used to develop smartphones, however, remains a fragile material, however much it would be strengthened in the manufacturing process.