Corning Gorilla Glass DX/DX+ will protect cameras on future smartphones

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.

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Scratch resistance

The DX camera, claims the company, offers scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass (version not specified). A comparison between DX+ and sapphire is, however, claimed.

Corning Gorilla Glass DX DX plus

Anti-reflection property

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.

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