Samsung Galaxy Nexus does not have Corning Gorilla Glass

Posted on Oct 25 2011 - 3:51pm by Brian

We’ve become accustomed to the Samsung-Corning combo when it comes to Galaxy device displays but it looks like the latest Google phone will not feature Corning’s scratch and crack resistant glass.

Corning’s Gorilla Glass has become famous for its crack resistance, especially those who are prone to dropping their devices face-first. Although there was no official mention of the hardy glass on the Galaxy Nexus, we couldn’t help but assume that Samsung wouldn’t fix something that ain’t broke.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=elKxgsrJFhw

Galaxy S II vs. iPhone 4S drop test–Ouch!

Well it looks like Samsung did fix something that wasn’t broken; according to a tweet by Corning the Galaxy Nexus will not be using Gorilla Glass and in addition, they deferred further comments towards Samsung:

Nevertheless, I wouldn’t be to concerned about the durability of the Galaxy Nexus. Although Gorilla Glass will be missing from the Galaxy Nexus, Samsung has apparently replaced the face of the phone with an unidentified but similarly fortified type of glass. Let’s just hope that it holds up better than the iPhone in the drop tests.

Via Android and Me

3 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Albert November 5, 2011 at 9:03 am -

    We want Gorilla!

  2. Matt October 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm -

    Sure this isn’t a smoke screen? Corning has announced the successor to Gorilla Glass, which is “Lotus Glass.” Wouldn’t shock me if the Galaxy Nexus had Lotus Glass.

  3. jjwa October 25, 2011 at 11:44 pm -

    The article title is wrong?

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