Corning’s Ultra-thin Gorilla Glass 4 Debuts on Samsung Galaxy Alpha, Followed by Galaxy Note 4

December 16, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The tech world will certainly be brushing off the iPhone sapphire display rumors, at least for the time being.

All eyes would be on Samsung Galaxy Alpha in the coming weeks, and that’s certainly not for some indigenous production from the Korean Manufacturers, but for the Gorilla Glass it has borrowed from Corning.

It’s been quite some time since the announcement of the fourth iteration of Gorilla Glass from Corning. And now, one month after the announcement, news is that Samsung Galaxy Alpha would be the first smartphone to feature the ultra-thin Gorilla Glass 4 protection. In fact, the units have already started their run with the latest from Corning.

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Corning has sent out a news release  that announces their tie-up with Samsung in offering the Gorilla Glass 4 protection.

Galaxy Alpha would be the first to bring in the latest of the stiff protection and will be followed by Galaxy Note 4.

Gorilla Glass 4, being the most advanced resilient glass from Corning for smartphones, offers a tough protection, claimed to be twice as that of its predecessor.

More than 80% of drops, from heights of up to one meter, have been proven by the manufacturers to have survived the impact. It is also the thinnest of all Gorilla Glasses — it measures a mere 4mm in thickness, while it was 7mm in Gorilla Glass 3.

The protection, being just 4mm thick, would fit in finely with the thin bezel of Galaxy Alpha smartphone, which measures less than 7 mm in thickness.

Announced back in August, Galaxy Alpha was launched by Samsung giving special thought to its exterior build. To recall, the device packs a 4.7 inch screen, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4, and has hardware specs of Octa core Exynos 5 processor, 2 GB RAM, 12 MP rear cam and a 1860 mAh battery.

The next to be bestowed by the tough and resistant Gorilla Glass 4 protection is Galaxy Note 4, which makes it the first phablet to be embracing the latest from Corning.

The protection will spread out to the rest only by next year, and is expected to be incorporated in Microsoft’s Lumia 940, which would make it the first to adopt it apart from Samsung devices.

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