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Samsung phones will be first to get Corning's new Gorilla Glass for cameras

Corning promises improved scratch resistance for smartphone camera lenses with more ambient light capture.

Published onJuly 23, 2021

Corning Gorilla Glass DX for cameras
  • Corning has launched two new types of Gorilla Glass to protect smartphone cameras.
  • Samsung will be the first smartphone brand to adopt Corning’s new tech.
  • The new Gorilla Glass composites promise improved scratch resistance for phone cameras while maintaining image quality.

Corning has announced a new set of glass composites to protect smartphone camera lenses. The new Corning Gorilla Glass with DX and Gorilla Glass with DX+ are designed to protect smartphone cameras from scratches while capturing more ambient light and minimizing reflections.

According to Corning, Samsung will be the first smartphone vendor to use the new Gorilla Glass DX products for camera lens covers. Incidentally, Samsung was also the first to use another version of Gorilla Glass with DX on the Galaxy Watch in 2018. However, at the time, the technology wasn’t ready to be implemented on smartphone cameras.

To make the new Gorilla Glass composites effective for phone cameras, Corning promises enhanced durability compared to traditional anti-reflective coatings without hampering image quality. The company explains how it achieved this in the video below.

“By capturing 98% of light for the camera lens, our glass composites augment the full capability of the camera design and help create high-quality images and videos. Our Gorilla Glass DX products offer the industry’s best combination of optical performance and protection for the ultimate consumer experience,” Jaymin Amin, Vice President and General Manager of Corning Gorilla Glass said in a press release shared with Android Authority.

It’s unclear which Samsung phone will be the first to incorporate the new camera protections from Corning, but given the timing of the announcement, we might just see the tech land on one of the upcoming foldable phones from the company. We’ll let you know when we have more details.

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