Corning Incorporated employees yesterday, July 22, officially announced the release of a new category of protective glass that will be used to protect the camera system on smartphones. The category consists of the Gorilla Glass DX and Gorilla Glass DX + lines – thanks to their unique composition, they said the company would allow smartphones to capture professional-level images without sacrificing quality, strength, and durability. At the same time, the developers of the new generation glass have focused on the line’s bandwidth – the smartphone’s camera will receive more light, taking high-quality images in almost any lighting conditions.
According to the manufacturer, the new protective glass can transmit 98% of the light, while the usual protective glass can transmit only 95% of the light rays. It is not yet entirely clear how much a difference of 3% from lighting affects the quality of the final frame, especially in the evening. Still, Corning Incorporated considers the advantage to be impressive. What’s more, the product developers noted that as the level of transmitted light increases, the new glass prevents glare from occurring, minimizing all kinds of reflections and distortion in the camera system.
Moreover, the manufacturer has just announced this development, as it turned out that there is already a first buyer – Samsung has ordered a batch of new Gorilla Glass DX protective glasses to be installed on the camera systems of new smartphones. It is worth recalling that Samsung will soon hold its Galaxy Unpacked event, where the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 should be presented. These gadgets will likely be presented with a new generation of glass. And the rest of the manufacturers who do not yet have contracts with Leica or Zeiss, most likely, will also quickly switch to Gorilla Glass DX.