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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the first phone to use Gorilla Glass 5


Despite being made of glass, the Note 7 is looking to be a durable beast as far as everyday use will be concerned. It can plunge as far as five feet down into water and emerge unscathed, thanks to its IP68 certification. You can also drop it to the ground from the same height and the upcoming Galaxy Note 7’s face will likely remain unblemished, thanks to Samsung’s inclusion of Gorilla Glass 5 in the phablet’s build.

Rumors had put Gorilla Glass 5 on the faces of both the Note 7 and the upcoming iPhone 7, and with today’s announcement, Samsung has beat Apple to the punch. During the Note 7 announcement, Samsung confirmed that Gorilla Glass 5 will protect the Note 7’s 5.7-inch sAMOLED display when the handset launches on Aug. 19. Gorilla Glass 5 is Corning’s latest and toughest glass cover for mobile devices. Citing lab tests, the company says phone faces protected by Gorilla Glass 5 have an 80 percent chance of emerging unscathed after falling from heights of up to 1.6 meters of 5.25 feet.

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