One of the things that amazes every Galaxy SIII user the first time they get their hands on it, is the feeling along with the clarity and brightness of its display. What actually gives Galaxy SIII that touch is Hyper Glazed (HG) Gorilla Glass 2.
As we read on the official site of the manufacturer, Gorilla Glass 2 by Corning is “chemically strengthened through an ion-exchange process that creates a deep compression layer on the surface of the glass substrate. This layer acts as “armor” to reduce the introduction of flaws by end users.” Which, to put it simply, means that it cannot be scratched or broken easily. You needn’t go looking for a protection sheet to put over your display because HG Gorilla Glass 2 is exactly that. A layer that protects the Galaxy SIII – the first phone ever to wear this leading-edge technology – or a protection sleeve that will ruin its organic design. You can just throw it in your bag with your keys and whatever is in there without worrying about it being scratched or broken. This coating also helps users keep fingerprints away from their smartphones as it makes it easier for them to be cleaned and thus looking great.
Another amazing feature of the HG Gorilla Glass is that it comes out in different thicknesses, ranging from 0.5mm to 2mm, giving the ability to smartphone manufacturers to produce slimmer phones. Samsung Galaxy SIII owes its sleek look (only 8.6mm) exactly to that. The small thickness of the HG Gorilla Glass is also responsible for the outstanding and very precise response of the Galaxy SIII display making the use of touch-screen applications even better.
The following charts show a number of different tests that were taken by Corning to test Gorilla Glass 2 and were taken from their official page.
In time we will see HG Gorilla Glass used not only for smartphones but also for the making of tablets and slates, televisions, notebooks, netbooks and many other products.
I am not the kind of person who would normally conduct a scratch or crash test on my own smartphone but as I was writing this post I was really tempted and thought of giving it a try, so in the following video you are going to see me trying to scratch my Galaxy SIII to check if Gorilla Glass 2 really is what promised. Hope you enjoy it!