During a press event, Corning unveiled the latest generation of Gorilla Glass, aptly named Gorilla Glass 6. While the focus of the event was on improving its scratch and impact resistance, Corning also unveiled some exciting prototype textures of the glass
The Vibrant Corning Gorilla Glass, first introduced in 2016, expanded the design options for OEMs, by bringing multi-color, high-resolution images directly into the Gorilla Glass. While this has not worked out, it does not seem Corning is ready to give it up. During the press event, Corning shows the latest enhancement to the design: changing the texture of the glass.
Gorilla Glass 6 could feel like a rougher surface like stone or wood instead of the slippery nature of typical glass designs. With the coarser texture, devices should be easier to hold and less prone to dripping and slipping. At the event, Corning showed some textures, including wood, stone, polished marble, and snake skin. With Vibrant Gorilla Glass, OEMs can now introduce unique back glass panes that not only look different but also feel like the material they emulate.
Unfortunately, like Vibrant Gorilla Glass, implementation is heavily dependent on OEM use. However, as the industry pushes for glass backs and their slippery properties, this would be a simple solution without eliminating or undermining the aesthetics of glass design. What do you think about Gorilla Glass 6? Would you mind if a glass back is not like glass ? Let us know in the comments below.