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Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the first smartphone in the world to come with Gorilla Glass Victus

Last week, Gorilla Glass Victus was unveiled by Corning, which said that smartphone screens would become much more difficult to break and scratch. This is badly needed these days as manufacturers strive to launch smartphones with thinner bezels, and while these look absolutely spectacular to look at, it comes with vulnerability. Samsung aims to reduce the damage done to the recently launched Galaxy Note 20 Ultra as it is the first smartphone in the world to come with this technology.

The smaller Galaxy Note 20 comes with older Gorilla Glass 5 technology

In summary: the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch display. That’s practical walking in the compact tablet area, making the Note 20 Ultra very likely very difficult to hold by the average user. That’s where Gorilla Glass Victus comes into play.

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According to Corning, Gorilla Glass Victus can survive drops of up to 2 meters (or 6.5 feet) on rough, hard surfaces and is twice as scratch resistant as Gorilla Glass 6, reminding you that it offers 1.6 meter drop resistance ( or 5.25 feet).

Drop resistance has also improved significantly. Previously reported information stated that Gorilla Glass Victus can survive 20 drops of 1 meter, which has improved significantly compared to the average survival rate of Gorilla Glass 6 of 15 drops.

Of course, this doesn’t make the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra insensitive to drops and scratches, but it does give that extra protection, which will be extra useful if you’re going to hand out a significant amount for a flagship like this.

In related news, Samsung would also work closely with Corning to bring Gorilla Glass to foldable smartphones. While the Galaxy Z Fold 2 doesn’t have it, its successor may well be in 2021, so fingers crossed for next year.

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