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Gorilla Glass Victus 2 to debut on Samsung Galaxy S23

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Samsung has a history of introducing strong new display tech in its phones. The next ones are no different.

Almost three years after debuting glass manufacturer Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus tech, Samsung’s next round of flagship smartphones are going to use Gorilla Glass Victus 2, per a press release(Opens in a new tab). These currently unannounced phones will be the first to use the new version of Victus, presumably to provide more protection against damage from dropping the phone on hard surfaces.

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Corning says Victus 2 can survive drops from up to one meter onto concrete and up to two meters on asphalt. If you don’t believe that, there are some YouTube videos of drop and scratch tests to demonstrate how well it apparently works. 

Sidenote: Dropping phones on hard surfaces to test screen durability seems like a fun job.

As for Samsung’s end of the bargain, the timing of this announcement coincides nicely with the Galaxy Unpacked stream next Wednesday. It’s widely expected that Samsung will announce a trio of Galaxy S23 phones at the event, and unless Corning’s announcement is just a crazy coincidence, you can safely assume those phones will use Victus 2.

Just remember one thing: The best way to make sure your phone doesn’t break is to not drop it at all. Don’t tempt fate.

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