Gorilla Glass protects hundreds of millions of smartphones across the world, but it looks like its successor is being teased under the codename of "Project Phire". Corning could turn Project Phire into Gorilla Glass 5, but we won't know much until the company fully unveils Gorilla Glass 5.
Until then, Corning made the project public at the Investors Conference in New York under the codename Project Phire. The name comes from the scratch resistance qualities of sapphire, with the company making a point of the fact that sapphire isn't so great when its dropped, which is a big problem for smartphone users. Project Phire will be the next-gen display protection, which should be splashed onto devices in the near future.
James Clappin from Corning said: "We told you last year that sapphire was great for scratch performance but didn't fare well when dropped. So, we created a product that offers the same superior damage resistance and drop performance of Gorilla Glass 4 with scratch resistance that approaches sapphire".