Corning announces Gorilla Glass SR+ for wearables

Prasad, 31 August, 2016

Corning has announced a new variant of its scratch resistant glass, the Gorilla Glass SR+. This new variant is designed exclusively for wearable devices, such as smartwatches and fitness bands.

According to Corning, SR+ achieves scratch resistance approaching that of "alternative luxury cover materials" (probably referring to sapphire crystal) while having 70% better damage resistance against impact and 25% better surface reflection compared to the same alternative material. The improved optical performance should help increase readability outdoors and require lower display brightness.

Gorilla Glass SR+ is now commercially available and is expected to be on products later this year.



Reader comments

50 minutes to make a smartwatch that look like this one with the gorilla picture that exact shape just like the old Galaxy first watch that's a watch I would buy brand new

  • Anonymous
  • 19 Jul 2018
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Maybe Corning should be working on making the product oleophobic too, at least. Preferably "Super oleophobic" would be MUCH better. FYI

  • AnonD-216647
  • 01 Sep 2016
  • IY6

dix out

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