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"Materials matter ... especially when the number of cameras increases, the size of the lenses increases ", was -he declares. "You have to believe, in the future people will really start to pay attention to the quality of their photos and how to make them look better and better.
Samsung will be at again the first company to use Corning 's glass technology test in its upcoming smartphones. The company will host a virtual Unpacked event on August 11 , where it is expected to unveil new foldable, portable devices and possibly a Galaxy S21 FE smartphone.
To consumers, Corning is probably best known for its Pyrex glassware in the kitchen.ine. But it is also a major supplier of glass screens for smartphones , televisions and other electronics. The phones of Apple and Samsung use Corning 'the latest technology from ies, and Apple in 2019 invested $ 250 million in Corning , in addition to a Investment of 200 million dollars from 2017 , for the development of glass for the target iPhone , Apple Watch and iPad .
Gorilla Glass is the super tough glass that prevents your phone screen from getting scratched when you toss your phone in your purse or slip it into your pocket. And it's designed to withstand drops and other damage. Corning has released new versions of Gorilla Glass almost every two years since its introduction. The most recent version, Gorilla Glass Victus , arrived in devices a year ago. Like Gorilla Glass DX and DX Plus, Gorilla Glass Victus was first shipped in Samsung phones.
This year Samsung is expected to present a new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and an updated Z Flip 3. The old device is expected to feature a built-in front camera under the display, refined rear cameras, and support fora special version of the S Pen, which has gradually surpassed the rating to work with other devices. The Z Flip 3 could have a new two-tone color scheme and a larger outer screen when the phone is folded up.
In addition to the foldables, Samsung Unpacked is expected to include a new Galaxy S21 FE 5G phone, adding a second device to the cheaper FE line. The Galaxy S20 FE , which hit the market in September for $ 300 less than the S20, has proven to be popular with buyers. A Samsung executive told in March that the the company plans to introduce future versions of the device .
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Lenses in smartphone cameras today are made up of many different layers, including sapphire or glass and anti-reflective coatings. Coatings improve light capture, but they tend to get scratched easily. This is especially troubling as users keep their smartphones for longer and the phone's camera modules get bigger and more complex. Corning's Gorilla Glass DX and DX Plus combine coatings with glass to prevent scratches and keep image quality sharp for longer.
New Corning's Gorilla Glass DX and DX Plus will reduce stray light and other issues, like in this photo taken on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. Lexy Savvides /
"Day 1 out of the box, you'll get an experience, but you don't want a different experience in a year or two," said Bayne. Because people keep their phones on for longer, their smartphone camera is more likely to be scratched by the time they're ready. to switch to a new model. Gorilla Glass DX and DX Plus aim to change that.
In the case of the latest iPhones from Apple, the material of the lens cover is sapphire. The material is stronger and more scratch resistant - resistant than glass. But it's also more reflective, causing users to see lens flare and phantom light lines in images. With sapphire, about 8% of the light is lost, Bayne said. Mobile
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Samsung's Galaxy devices and most other high-end smartphones use glass as the material for the camera lens cover. About 50% of all smartphones use glass as the material on their camera's lens, Corning said. Glass is not as reflective as sapphire, but it is also not as durable. About 4% of the light is reflected by the glass, aBayne said. With the new Gorilla Glass DX and DX Plus, the amount of reflected light drops to 1%.
Corning designed Gorilla Glass DX and DX Plus to work with smartphone cameras that include Gorilla Glass as the lens protective material. It probably won't be used with sapphire or plastic smartphone lens covers, Bayne said.
"Usually on sapphire you wouldn't use a coating because it's already so scratch resistant " said Bayne. "But the problem is that not only is it expensive, but it also has a very highreflectance. " The lens with Gorilla Glass DX and DX Plus is to be the best of both worlds - scratch resistant and anti-reflective.
Corning Gorilla Glass DX and DX Plus are already used in wearables.