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Gorilla Glass 4 could keep your phone safe from shattering when dropped

Gorilla Glass 4 is next year’s best thing as it appears that the current display technologies will not break under any circumstances. Most smartphone screens resist scratches and minor cracks, but, you know, when you drop your beloved device, you can just see yourself in horror picking up the pieces.


Corning is moving on gradually and its technology is now permitting devices to resist more than just slight scratches. Gorilla Glass 4 is the next step in smartphone evolution. The new cover material is meant to survive collisions with rough surfaces such as your floor, or concrete. It is reportedly very effective too!




According to tests, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 remains intact 80% of the time when dropped from 3.3 feet (1 meter). You shouldn’t just try it every day though, as this extra resistance doesn’t mean your device is the Terminator. It is a good boost which could mean the difference between a costly repair and a regular day moving on after you dropped your phone.


Corning is reporting new deals and new test samples being sent to different manufacturers, so you will be seeing such devices soon. Official customers are not named yet, but considering that many of the PC, tablet and smartphone manufacturers already use Gorilla Glass, the most famous brands will be there. Your next gadget could be sporting a Gorilla Glass 4 protection as soon as next year and let’s hope you won’t have to find that out the hard way.

Source: Endgadget

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active launched at IFA Berlin – Samsung’s first rugged tablet hits the corporate market

One of the newest ruggedized tablets out there was launched at IFA Berlin today, and we’re talking about the new Samsung Galaxy Tab Active, of course! The 8” device has dust protection filters and IP67 water protection and it earns its name by adding a chunky body that resists drops from up to 1.2 meters or four feet. The tablet includes a C Pen stylus, physical buttons and a removable battery!

With the Tab Active, the South-Korean tech monolith is trying to attack the rough business market where workers and businessmen need devices that resist in tough environments. The tablet incorporates a dockable POGO pin charging option and the KNOX encrypting system.

Galaxy Tab Active_20 with C-Pen_m


Hardware specs:

  • 1280×800 LCD screen
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor (Snapdragon 400)
  • 1.5 GB of RAM
  • 3.1 MP rear camera – with LED flash
  • 16 GB of storage + microSD slot
  • Wi Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE
  • 4500 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 – with TouchWiz UI.

Tab Active weighs 393 grams and is a bit thick, measuring 9.75 mm in depth. Samsung has not disclosed what protects its device’s screen though, which makes us think that the sapphire protection was not used – as it would have been heavily advertised –; instead, we will have to work with Gorilla Glass.

Samsung Tab Active does not have a launch date or a price at the moment. Considering the vertical integration Samsung mentions in its press release, the device will probably be sold in bulk to businesses and micro-businesses. 


Source: Samsung Mobile Press