To counter the rise of sapphire, Corning is working on a new variety of glass that is very hard to shatter and approaches sapphire in terms of resistance to scratches.
Oppo has taken the wraps off its latest phone, the Oppo R1C. The new 64-bit, 5 inch 720p HD device has a sapphire clad rear panel.
Sapphire screens could be poised to gain in popularity as China Mobile has started taking pre-orders for the sapphire clad Desay Magical Mirror X5.
Huawei is said to be releasing a sapphire version of their popular Ascend P7 smartphone. It will come in limited quantities, but is it worth your money?
The best glass around seems to be sapphire, which Apple is said to use for the iPhone 6. Now it seems Kyocera is also adopting this type of glass. Is it all it’s put out to be?
While Apple is already set to use more of sapphire glass in its upcoming devices, Samsung and LG are also exploring the technology.
A new video from Aero-Gear demonstrates the potential of sapphire screens. In the video we see a concrete block rubbed against a sapphire screen protector, and yet it comes out of the match unscratched.
Currently, Corning leads the screen protection industry with its world-famous Gorilla Glass screens. But makers of sapphire screens — a promising alternative — might soon rise to dethrone it. Are they ready for the challenge?
In the future, economies of scale could bring down the price of sapphire, making it possible for manufacturers to use it on smartphones and other devices.
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