Corning is now making Gorilla Glass for mobile camera lenses

Shawn Knight

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Editor's take: Mobile photography has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time and is now one of the most important features in consumers’ purchasing decisions. As a photography enthusiast, I’m shocked with what tech companies have been able to achieve with such a small form factor. Sure, we now have gaudy camera bumps and multiple lenses, but the trade-off is worth it for the sort of image quality that today’s flagships are capable of.

Mobile photography technology continues to evolve at an impressive clip, and now, cover glass specialist Corning is advancing the effort even more.

The Gorilla Glass maker is expanding its Gorilla Glass with DX and Gorilla Glass with DX+ glass composite lines to include mobile device cameras. According to the company, its Gorilla Glass products will provide enhanced scratch resistance and durability for mobile camera lens while simultaneously improving their optical performance by capturing 98 percent of available light.

Notably, Samsung will be the first partner to use Gorilla Glass DX products for its camera lens covers. Unfortunately, Corning stopped short of revealing which specific devices will employ its tech first.

I can’t help but wonder if mobile camera tech is going to plateau soon. Can we expect another decade of rapid innovation or will we start to see very minor improvements with each generation?

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p51d007

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Good lord! What do people do with these things? In the 11 years I've had a "smartphone", I've never used a screen protector and have had 10 smartphones, never scratching the glass or the camera lens. I can't figure out why, other than people are careless, how they scratch/damage these things.
Gorilla glass on the camera lens will just be another excuse to push the price higher and higher and the marketing people will say x has no protection for the camera lens, but we do.
 

captaincranky

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Good lord! What do people do with these things? In the 11 years I've had a "smartphone", I've never used a screen protector and have had 10 smartphones, never scratching the glass or the camera lens. I can't figure out why, other than people are careless, how they scratch/damage these things.
Oh that's easy, you just throw it in your pocket with the car keys and crack pipe or syringe, or, drop it, or, lend it to everyone you're hanging out with, or, hand it to your 6 year old to hold while you get your cigarettes out of your purse. And whaddya know..... scratches."magically" appear.
Gorilla glass on the camera lens will just be another excuse to push the price higher and higher and the marketing people will say x has no protection for the camera lens, but we do.
No surprise here. There will always be an abundance of propaganda, (sorry, I meant "advertising"), to push even the most devout of cheapskates into "the next big thing". :rolleyes: