Corning Announces Gorilla Glass 2 for Smartphones, Tablets
Corning today announced Gorilla Glass 2, a second-generation of its display protection material. Gorilla Glass 2 is 20% thinner than the original Gorilla Glass, while maintaining the same level of resistance to damage and scratches. The new version of Gorilla Glass will allow device makers to develop even thinner products that have brighter screens and improved touch sensitivity. Corning said that Gorilla Glass 2 is in the final stages of pre-production testing and that devices using Gorilla Glass 2 will be announced in the months to come.
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.
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.
Cricket Wireless Adds the Nokia Lumia 1320 to Portfolio
Cricket Wireless today announced the pending availability of the Nokia Lumia 1320. The device, which Nokia announced last year, has a 6-inch 720p display with Nokia's ClearBlack technology and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection.