Gorilla Glass

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What Does Gorilla Glass Mean?

Gorilla Glass is an alkali-aluminosilicate glass developed by Corning that’s primarily used as cover glass for mobile devices. Because it’s resilient, durable and remarkably thin, it has been made to safeguard displays and touch screens without compromising the screen or adding bulkiness to the device. Although Gorilla glass was originally developed in the 1960s, it made its debut as the front LCD screen cover in the original iPhone released by Apple back in 2007.


Techopedia Explains Gorilla Glass

This technology has proved itself through various tests and many users have attested to its durability. It’s the dominant choice for screen covers for most mid- to high-end mobile devices.

This product’s properties include:

  • It has unusual durability and resistance to scratching
  • It’s chemically strengthened to endure continuous screen use
  • It preserves its optical characteristics even with prolonged use
  • It is chemical and water resistant making it easy to clean
  • It provides added protection without interfering with pen response

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