Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha and Note 4 are probably the best phones from the company and what makes them even better is that face that they’re coated with the recently launched Gorilla Glass 4. Corning officially disclosed its partnership with the Korean company over the former device being the first to use its new screen protection panel.
And while it makes no mention of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on the presser, a quick look at the Corning Gorilla Glass website shows that phablet has been given the same treatment as well. What’s interesting is that the Glass 4 was launched late November and the Galaxy Alpha has been official since August.
The Note 4 on the other hand, made its debut in September. The new screen protection from Corning is the best yet. It’s designed to be very thin and highly durable where it can withstand falls from a height of 1 meter 80% of the time.
Devices using soda-lime glass don’t end up looking pretty after such drops the majority of times. The Glass 4 also plays a role in enabling the Galaxy Alpha to achieve its super slim design and lightweight form factor.
Quick refresher on the Samsung Galaxy Alpha’s key specifications:
– Android 4.4 KitKat
– 4.7-inch 720p HD Super AMOLED display
– Octa core Exynos 5 processor
– 32GB storage, 2GB RAM
– 12MP rear camera, 2.1MP front snapper
– 1860mAh battery
– 132.4mm x 65.5mm x 6.7mm dimensions
– 115 grams weight
While the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Note 4 are already benefiting from the extra durable screen protection, we’ll likely see new devices with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 arrive only in 2015, one of them reportedly being the Lumia 940 from Microsoft.