Corning Intros Lotus Glass for Smartphones and Tablets
Corning recently announced the availability of Lotus Glass, a new type of glass panel for smartphones, tablets, and laptops that is strong and durable. Corning says that the glass is manufactured by super-heating it and then cooling it very slowly. The result is a thinner glass that can withstand the processes of being incorporated into precise, high-resolution organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays and next generation LCDs. Corning says it reduces the power requirements for the display technology used for it, is environmentally friendly, and offers better clarity and image quality. Lotus Glass is already shipping to electronics makers.
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%.
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.
Qualcomm's New Fingerprint Sensors Work Under Water and Through Metal
Qualcomm today announced its next-generation fingerprint sensors for displays, metal, and glass. Qualcomm says it created the new sensors for today's demanding mobile designs, which are moving towards bezel-less, glass-and-metal hardware.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Tout Metal and Glass Designs
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, two Android smartphones that marry high-quality design with leading specs. The devices are made with a mix of metal and glass materials, with the GS6 Edge offering a curved display on two sides.