An updated glass for smartphone cameras has been announced by Corning. Smartwatches have previously used Gorilla Glass DX and DX+ from Corning. Corning is, however, repurposing these in a smartphone camera for the first time.
Corning Gorilla Glass DX/DX+ for smartphone cameras
A smartphone’s camera is an important feature. For phone brands, adding more sensors is a way to stay ahead of the competition. As a result, camera bumps have become more prominent, leaving lenses more susceptible to scratches.
The cameras of today’s smartphones make use of everything from standard anti-reflective (AR) coatings to sapphire crystal. Using Corning’s technology for smartphone cameras is the first time it has ever been done.
The DX camera, claims the company, offers scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass (version not specified). A comparison between DX+ and sapphire is, however, claimed.
Going forward, Gorilla Glass DX/DX+ doesn’t affect camera performance at all. Corning’s new glass technology reduces reflections, thereby capturing 98% of the light. As a result, ghosting in cameras will be reduced.
Corning Gorilla Glass DX/DX+ Availability
Apparently, Samsung will be the first brand to integrate Corning Gorilla Glass DX/DX+ into their products. They will be included in the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3. In anticipation of its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung has released an image of its foldable poster.