Corning Incorporated has announced a new category for its scratch-resistant and durable glass composite products: Corning Gorilla Glass with DX and Corning Gorilla Glass with DX+. These have been developed to cover the smartphone camera lens and protect them from scratches, damage and also to reduce the loss of light entering the lens as reflections so as ensure that optimum light enters the lens for the shot.
“The application of this technology to mobile device cameras enables professional-grade image capture through the combination of optical performance, scratch resistance, and durability, claims Corning. Samsung will be the first customer to adopt the Gorilla Glass DX products for camera lens covers,” Corning said in a release.
Corning claims that the latest technology will help capture 98% of the oncoming light for the camera lens with the help of the anti-reflective layers on the outside of the lens. The company says that the glass composites will not only protect the camera lens but also enhance the capability of the camera design and help create high-quality images and videos
“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.”