Corning Intros 3D Gorilla Glass
Corning today revealed that it has finalized a new manufacturing process that allows it to create 3D-shaped pieces of Gorilla Glass. According to Corning, the process, which it developed with G-Tech Optoelectronics, still allows for precise tolerances with uniform thickness with a faster and less-costly method. Corning believes 3D Gorilla Glass will be ideal for mobile and wearable devices. Corning expects to have 3D-shaped Gorilla Glass parts in products later this year. The company plans to show off the new Gorilla Glass at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ Targets Wearables
Corning this week announced Gorilla Glass SR+, a scratch resistant glass intended for smartwatches and other wearables. Corning says Gorilla Glass SR+ is strong and provides the same optical clarity and touch sensitivity of its normal glass while also boosting resistance to impact damage by 70%.
ZTE ZMax Phablet Coming To T-Mobile
ZTE today announced the ZMax, a large-screen phone exclusive to T-Mobile in the U.S. The ZMax has a 5.7-inch HD screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 8-megapixel camera with flash, 1.6-megapixel front camera, large 3400 mAh battery, and runs Android 4.4.
LG Innotek Devises Under-the-Glass Fingerprint Sensor
LG Innotek revealed a new fingerprint sensor that works through glass, allowing LG and other smartphone makers to create devices free from buttons. LG Innotek was able to do this by carving a small furrow out of the back side of the glass.
Verizon Scores the LG G Vista, a Budget Phablet
Verizon Wireless today began selling the LG G Vista, an inexpensive Android smartphone that offers a big-screen experience. The G Vista has a 5.7-inch display with qHD (960 x 540) resolution.