While many people, especially smartphone and tablet owners, are tempted to think Corning couldn’t possibly apply more upgrades into a thin layer of protective glass, the company said its engineers have gone into the molecular level to make its new product even better. The new technology it calls Native Damage Resistance (NDR) is said to make the glass stronger, clearer and reduces appearance of scratches dramatically.
With millions of mobile devices already using Corning’s Gorilla Glass technology, the numbers are expected to spike after the new product is released in the market. The increase in glass strength means there is an increase in protection but owners are advised to still take good care of their devices as the glass will possibly break when dropped from 10 feet.
The company didn’t disclose when Gorilla Glass 3 will be made available for manufacturers. However, basing on its habit, it usually takes about 4 to 5 months from official announcement before the product is shipped to manufacturers.