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Galaxy Nexus: Display concerns after lack of gorilla glass

With the highly anticipated Galaxy Nexus on the way sometime next month, there has been considerable debate on the materials that will be used for the display screen. We know that the device will be equipped with a HD Super AMOLED PenTile display, but it looks like Gorilla Glass materials will be absent.

If you care about your display screen quality, you’ll know that Gorilla Glass is a material that is high in demand with smartphone fans, and it is currently featured on other devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Samsung Galaxy Tab and also the Apple iPhone 4 uses a variant of Gorilla Glass materials as well.

Considering that that Galaxy S II utilizes Gorilla Glass, you may be surprised to hear that the upcoming Galaxy Nexus will not feature the material. A recent tweet by Corning, who makes the special material confirms that it won’t be shipping on the Galaxy Nexus.

Here is what they said recently, as reported from Droid-Life:

”For all who have asked, just confirmed @Corning Gorilla® Glass is not on the new Galaxy Nexus. For further details please contact Samsung.”

Meanwhile, Samsung has said that they use a ‘different’ type of glass for their screen, but failed to go into specifics on it. If you are a fan of Gorilla Glass, do you find it odd that Samsung are not using the material for the Galaxy Nexus? Who knows though, maybe the company have found something even better than Gorilla Glass that hasn’t become mainstream yet.

Having said that, the Samsung Galaxy S II equipped with Gorilla Glass seemed to withstand quite a lot of damage when it went up against the iPhone 4S in a damage test. The lack of Gorilla Glass on the Galaxy Nexus may be cause for concern for some consumers – let us know your views on this.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Michael Ma

News just keeps getting better for Galaxy Nexus.  What is next, no unsigned apps?  Haha, I wouldn’t be tiny bit surprised.

Mike Greco
Mike Greco

if its not gorilla glass it better be asahi glass .. or something better .. otherwise im gunna be pissed

Manny Subia
Manny Subia

……………Samsung uses their own Fortified Glass which is essentially what Gorilla Glass is

Ffitchner
Ffitchner

I don’t care what it is as long as it works and doesn’t scratch. Screen protectors however MUST stay a thing of the past.

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