Corning Supplies Gorilla Glass for Samsung Galaxy S
I know I am going on and on about the Samsung Galaxy S, I promise this will be the last for today. But I had to throw some love to Corning and their Gorilla Glass that is coming on a ton of handheld devices these days including the Dell Streak, and the Samsung Galaxy S. You might want to check out THIS article I did on the Dell Streak Gorilla Glass as there are a few videos that really show how tough Gorilla Glass is. So far the only problem I have with it is that there is not a cool logo! How can you have Gorilla Glass and not have something better than the image to the right. Oh well, at the end of the day, I am happy to see better screen technology coming our way. Here is the Press Release for your reading pleasure:
Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW), a world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, announced today that Corning® Gorilla® glass has been designed into the Samsung Electronics Galaxy S, a newly released premium smartphone.
“Advanced display technology plays a crucial role in meeting consumers’ growing expectations on high-end mobile devices, especially smartphones. Corning’s Gorilla glass has helped maximize Galaxy S’s unique smartphone features by enabling a high-quality touch display.”
The Samsung Galaxy S features a four-inch super AMOLED display, while weighing roughly 119 grams in a slim, highly durable design. The enhanced super AMOLED display is enabled in part by using Corning Gorilla glass as the protective cover. Gorilla glass is an environmentally friendly alkali-aluminosilicate thin sheet glass that is both scratch resistant and durable.
BJ Kang, senior manager of Samsung Electronics said, “Advanced display technology plays a crucial role in meeting consumers’ growing expectations on high-end mobile devices, especially smartphones. Corning’s Gorilla glass has helped maximize Galaxy S’s unique smartphone features by enabling a high-quality touch display.”
Haeng Hee Lee, president of Corning Korea Company Ltd added, “Device makers are challenged with designing stylish yet durable products. The Galaxy S is a fine example of a premium device created through the combination of Corning’s specialty glass and Samsung’s mobile display technologies. Corning’s Gorilla glass enables device makers to introduce durable display products with innovative designs.”
More than 20 major makers of PC and handheld devices have already recognized the benefits of Gorilla glass by designing it into more than 225 devices, and more than 55 models will be released over the next six months.
Are you saying my captivate came with gorilla glass? You would think that this would be a huge selling point. This is news to me. GREAT NEWS!!! Thanks Doug.