At some point In 2019, phone buyers began to accept only ugly camera modules. The remarkably good photos taken by this camera justify their bulbs three or six eyed design. And in 2020, stamp-sized cameras outperformed many of society’s biggest ailments over my bumps.

Where customers saw the Clunky Camera My modules, however, the glass maker saw the opportunities for cornering. Corning, who is known for making gorilla glass these days that covers almost every high-end smartphone, notes that the latest smartphone camera design is due to the extended surface area of ​​the lens modules and both due to scratches. The way the lens spreads from the phone. When enough scratches appear on a lens, the quality of the photo starts to deteriorate. Turns out, there’s a glass for him.

Corning today announced its latest joint: The new version of Gorilla Glass is optimized for smartphone camera lenses. A version of the new joint, called Gorilla Glass DX and DX +, technically already exists; In July 2018 the company announced its “enhanced optical clarity, sunlight readability, exceptional hardness and scratch resistance.” Rotated this product to use on smartwatch face. But Corning had to upgrade the DX and DX + combination for the smartphone to claim a certain level of scratch resistance. Without Compromising photo and video quality – Essentially, also selling durability while maximizing the amount of izing pitch.

“We’re seeing the need for better light management emerge in a few different device verticals,” says Scott Forrester, vice president of marketing and innovation for the company’s Gorilla Glass division. “As smartphones and camera systems become more sophisticated, all those lenses and being away from those cameras get itchy. [Manufacturers] Said, ‘Well, I can’t use any interactive film there, so I’ll have to deal with everything that’s there today, which is mostly glass. “

Forrester describes how these combined properties make it more ideal for a smartphone camera-cover lens. Typically, cover lenses have an interactive coating, which reduces glare but allows about 95 percent of the available light to reach the camera’s sensors. Corning claims that this new version of the DX and DX + for smartphone lenses still allows the camera to receive 98 percent of the light, while maintaining the scratch resistance of standard gorilla glass. (It also claims that the DX + product comes close to the scratch-resistance properties of sapphire glass, a synthetic material known for its durability, its transparency and the value added to gadgets.)

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Corning declined to share which specific phone models will soon ship with Gorilla Glass DX or DX +. And consistent with his past behavior, Corning will not comment on the nature of his partnership with Apple Pal. He said Samsung would be the first customer to use the Gorilla Glass DX for its camera lens cover. Samsung’s annual summer unpacked event is expected to unveil at least five new products next month, which may include folding phones as well as new wearables; It is likely that there will also be an official rollout of this new Corning product, although Corning has not confirmed it.

With technology designed to improve lenses instead of image sensors, smartphones aren’t the only manufacturer looking to improve photos. Julian Chokkattu of Wired wrote earlier this year about a startup called Metalence, which replaces the now common stack of multiple camera lenses with a single lens built on a small glass wafer.