Samsung Galaxy S23: First Phone with Gorilla Glass Victus 2?

by Adeel Younas

According to a press release from Corning, the upcoming Galaxy S23 series from Samsung will be the first to feature Gorilla Glass Victus 2. This new glass is more durable, environmentally friendly, and scratch-resistant than previous versions.

CGG Victus 2 will save phones from Drops of up to 1 meter (hip height) on rough surfaces. Not just that but it will protect the device from 2 meters (head height) on asphalt. The improved drop resistance did not come at the expense of scratch resistance.

Samsung Galaxy S23: First Phone with Gorilla Glass Victus 2?

Furthermore, GG Victus 2 is environmentally friendly because it contains an average of 22% “pre-consumer” recycled content. As a result, its environmental claims have been validated.

Opinions on Gorilla Glass Victus 2 and Samsung S23 Series being the first to get it

Stephanie Choi, Executive Vice President, and Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung MX, had this to say about the new glass:

“We’re committed to integrating sustainability throughout our product lifecycle, working with like-minded partners such as Corning to improve performance while reducing our environmental impact. Our next generation of Galaxy flagship smartphones are the first devices to use Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® 2, offering better durability and improved sustainability at the same time.”

David Velasquez, Vice President and General Manager, Gorilla Glass, also commented on the partnership with Samsung:

“Today’s consumers expect damage-resistant smartphone displays. For more than a decade, Gorilla Glass has met the needs of smartphone users, setting the standard for tough cover materials. We are proud to continue our long partnership with Samsung and have our latest innovations play a vital role in Samsung’s newest Galaxy smartphones.”

Tech reviewer, Adeel Younas, had this to say about the Samsung Galaxy S23 series using Gorilla Glass Victus 2:

“I am excited to see the advancements that Corning has made with their latest iteration of Gorilla Glass. The improved drop resistance and maintenance of scratch resistance is a great step forward in terms of durability for smartphones. Additionally, the use of recycled materials in the production of the glass is a great move towards more sustainable technology. I am looking forward to testing the new glass out in the real world and seeing how it holds up against everyday use and accidental drops. Overall, this is a promising development in the world of smartphone technology.”

More information about the new phones is expected to be revealed on Wednesday at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event for the S23 series.

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