Corning says the Gorilla Glass Victus offers 2X more scratch resistance than the Gorilla Glass 6 and achieved drop performance up to 2 meters when dropped onto hard, rough surfaces. Corning’s superiority in the game is perhaps best defined by the fact that the Gorilla Glass Victus offers as much as 4X more scratch resistance than competitive aluminosilicate glasses. Corning says their research in markets including India, China and the US indicates customers are willing to pay a premium for improved durability in the phones that they buy. The company also understood the feedback shared by more than 90,000 customers regarding their experience with Gorilla Glass scratch resistance.
Corning releases a new version of its Gorilla Glass toughened glass almost every two years. The Gorilla Glass Victus succeeds the Gorilla Glass 6. Apple has also regularly invested in Corning. The company invested $250 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund in Corning in September 2019, following up on the $200 million investment in 2017. Apple also uses Gorilla Glass for its iPhone line-up and it is to be expected that this year's iPhone 12 line-up (at least that is the tentative naming expectation) will also deploy the Gorilla Glass Victus.