Corning’s Gorilla Glass is currently the standard when it comes to durable smartphone displays seen in the likes of the HTC Sensation, Samsung Galaxy S II and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, but the company has announced the rather less-than-tough sounding, Lotus Glass, which promises “higher resolution and faster response times.”
Corning launched Lotus Glass today and it will be for use with LCD and OLED screens. The major advance in the technology between Gorilla Glass and Lotus Glass it seems, is that the latter has more “thermal and dimensional stability” thanks to a higher annealing point.
Annealing is a process of slowly cooling glass to relieve internal stresses after it was formed. The annealing point of glass (or technically glass substrate in this case) is the highest temperature at which it will not warp or move.
This means that Lotus Glass will be less likely to warp while “advanced backplates” are applied. Backplates on screens contain the circuits which control the pixels on the screen.
Corning has not yet divulged who is going to be using the latest technology but we do know that the glass has been qualified and is in production, so no doubt we are going to seen Lotus Glass Displays very, very soon.