New product category enables unparalleled camera optics for smartphones by allowing
98% light capture, creating higher-quality images and videos while maintaining
Gorilla Glass toughness:
Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced a new category for its scratch resistant
and durable glass composite products, Corning ® Gorilla ® Glass with DX and Corning ® Gorilla ®
Glass with DX+. The application of this technology to mobile device cameras enables
professional-grade image capture through a unique combination of advanced optical
performance, superior scratch resistance, and durability.
“Antireflective coatings have long been used on conventional cameras to improve light capture,”
said Jaymin Amin, Vice President and General Manager, Corning Gorilla Glass. “However,
these coatings have a propensity to scratch easily, negatively impacting image quality.
Corning’s Gorilla Glass composites not only provide mobile device camera lens covers with
enhanced scratch resistance and durability compared to traditional coatings, but also the
improved optical performance required for these devices.”
Since 2010, the number of photos taken globally has increased from 350 billion to a projected
1.4 trillion per year. And, mobile camera technology is regularly cited as one of the most
important factors in consumers’ purchasing decisions.
For mobile device cameras to provide professional-grade image quality under all lighting
conditions it is critical to maximize the amount of ambient light captured and minimize all
reflection within the camera systems.
Answering consumer demand for high-quality image and video capabilities, smartphone
manufacturers have integrated advanced functionalities such as telephoto, wide-angle lenses,
and infrared sensors. To achieve this level of sophistication, the size and number of cameras
on smartphones continue to grow, while the prominence of the lens surface area has increased
notably – significantly driving the likelihood of scratches and damage through everyday use.
“We’ve engineered the ideal solution for camera lens covers,” said Amin. “By capturing 98% of
light for the camera lens, our glass composites augment the full capability of the camera design
and help create high-quality images and videos. Our Gorilla Glass DX products offer the
industry’s best combination of optical performance and protection for the ultimate consumer
Samsung will be the first customer to adopt the Gorilla Glass DX products for camera lens
Gorilla Glass has been designed into more than 8 billion devices by more than 45 major
brands. Through its Mobile Consumer Electronics Market-Access Platform, Corning continues
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its legacy of innovation with market-leading cover glasses, as well as glass and optics for
semiconductor products, that enhance performance, deliver new connectivity features, enable
new designs, and support immersive user experiences with augmented reality and 3D sensing.
Since 2016, Gorilla Glass DX products have been utilized on more than 30 million wearable
devices and are now being adopted on mobile camera lens covers.