Samsung Electronics, a leading mobile phone provider, and Corning Incorporated, a world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, have announced that Corning Gorilla Glass has been designed into the Galaxy S II, Samsung Electronics’ most powerful and slimmest smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy S II, launched at February’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, is a dual-core-smartphone powered by the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) platform, and packed with rich multimedia and data communication features. Thin, lightweight Corning Gorilla Glass, used as a damage-resistant cover, helps enable the sleek-yet-durable mobile design of Samsung Galaxy S II.
Continuing a tradition of 160 years of innovation in materials science and technology, Corning Gorilla Glass is an environmentally friendly glass designed specifically to function as a cover glass for high-end display devices such as smartphones, tablets, notebook PCs and televisions.
Paulo Ferreira, head of mobile product and business solutions at Samsung, says, “Galaxy S II features the next-generation Super-AMOLED-Plus in strikingly slim and modern design, taking Samsung’s leadership in mobile screen technology to a whole new level. Corning Gorilla Glass has enabled super-slim mobility on the high-quality touch display on Galaxy S II.”
“Corning Gorilla Glass has now become the leading strengthened glass standard for the continuously evolving mobile device market,” adds James R. Steiner, senior VP and GM, Corning Specialty Materials. “Following last year’s co-operation on the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab, we are excited to provide Corning’s unparalleled glass expertise for Galaxy S II.”
Gorilla Glass is a thin-and light-weight material which supports the seamless full-glass fronts of the most sophisticated device designs. Because it is strengthened at the molecular level, its ability to resist damage creates a performance advantage over other cover materials.
“It is with this in mind that Samsung global have worked in partnership with other leading manufacturers to develop world class durable technologies, ensuring that our customers have a longer lasting enjoyment from their products,” concludes Ferreira.