Corning had announced the newest version of its popular fortified glass, Gorilla Glass 2, at CES this year. The second version has the same scratch and impact resistance as its predecessor despite being 20% thinner. Corning later announced on February 27 that it begun initial shipment of the new glass to its customers and that we should expect manufacturers to start revealing products using it by the by second quarter of the year.
It has been assumed that the new HTC One X smartphone is already using the new Gorilla Glass 2 to protect is gorgeous 4.7-inch 720p super LCD2 screen and in fact, a couple of websites have even said so in their reviews.
We’ve got in touch with HTC directly and the company has confirmed that the One X actually uses the original Gorilla Glass and not version 2. It practically plays no significance for end users, since both versions of the glass offer the same level of protection, though we though you should know for the sake of completeness. The HTC One X’s screen is optically laminated to the glass, eliminating any gap between them and bringing the screen closer to the edge anyway.
- Sep 09 2012 Tweaked HTC One X+ leaks: 1.6GHz quad-core Tegra 3 AP37, Sense 4.5 and Jelly Bean
- Apr 29 2012 CyanogenMod 9 released for Sense-less HTC One X
- Apr 23 2012 Sad panda: HTC will favor thinness over battery life
- Apr 18 2012 Display shootout: HTC One X vs. Galaxy Nexus (vs. iPad 3) screen comparison
- Mar 16 2012 Watch 10,000 volts of electricity blast through the HTC One S aluminium case (video)
- Mar 11 2012 HTC shows off its ImageSense smartphone camera technology (pictures)
- Feb 17 2012 More details leak on the HTC One X a.k.a. Endeavor: S-LCD and no microSD slot