We are just a week away from the Samsung Galaxy S23 unveil. The company is set to showcase the new lineup of devices during its Unpacked event on 1 February. While little is known about the lineup at the moment, Corning has revealed that Samsung’s Galaxy S23 range will be the first phones to include Gorilla Glass Victus 2.
Corning’s new Gorilla Glass Victus 2 is quite a big deal for the brand. The glassmaker claims that its new Victus 2 glass can survive a one-meter drop on concrete. The previous Victus glass from 2020 was only able to survive a two-meter drop on smooth asphalt.
Of course, these claims and your daily drops are two very different things to consider. We don’t know if Samsung’s new Galaxy S23 phones will actually survive being dropped from various heights onto concrete. Rather don’t try this yourself. In fact, while Corning has advertised the “one-meter concrete drop” as a feature, it doesn’t mention it anywhere in the Samsung press release. It simply states that the Galaxy S23 will feature an “improved drop performance”.
Given that Samsung’s new Galaxy S23 range will feature a handful of phones, each model might pack its own durability when it comes to the drop tests. Corning’s concrete drop test was based on dropping a 200-gram concrete puck face down onto a piece of 80-grit sandpaper.
Again, sandpaper is not concrete and a 200-gram puck isn’t really a good representation of a new phone. We’ll just have to assume the glass has this so-called “improved drop performance.”
Apart from that, the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 also comes with some upgraded scratch resistance. But just like the drop test, we suggest you don’t go and scratch your screen just to see if the claims are correct.
We’ll share everything you need to know about the new Samsung Galaxy S23 lineup next week during the announcement. Find out more about the Unpacked event here.