Aside from launching the next-generation Gorilla Glass 6 for smartphone displays, Corning has unveiled two other new products – the Gorilla Glass DX and DX Plus.
Developed as a successor to the Gorilla Glass SR Plus, the new DX line will be employed in smartwatches and fitness trackers and might also find its usage on smartphones as well.
Corning says the need for a new glass technology in wearables comes after users criticised the lack of readability in sunlight with the current set of glasses. The new DX and DX Plus from Corning will this enhances readability through reducing glare by 75 percent of that of the standard glass.
The new line of glasses will also enrich the contrast of displays no matter what the level of brightness is. More contrast means more black screen that’ll lead to lower consumption of battery which will thus increase the battery life of a wearable.
Corning’s DX and DX Plus differ in one criterion and that’s scratch resistance. While the regular DX glass will offer the same resistance as a standard Gorilla Glass to scratches, the DX Plus’ scratch resistance will line up with that of ‘luxury cover’ materials which Corning says will be “almost as good as sapphire glass”.
Corning’s latest announcement means the company sees potential in developing glasses for different products. The new line of Gorilla Glass DX and DX Plus is thus expected to release in the next line of smartwatches and activity trackers around the same time the Gorilla Glass 6 will come into being.