Corning, the company behind Gorilla Glass, has just unveiled its newest creation in Gorilla Glass 4.

Corning says Gorilla Glass 4 is up to two times tougher than competitive glass when dropped on rough surfaces.

Odds are you're reading this through Gorilla Glass 2 or 3 right now since that's the go-to choice of most handset manufacturers for display glass. You've probably noticed the newer phones last you longer before the screen gets a crack. Your next one should last even longer if Corning's claims are accurate.

Gorilla Glass 4 is able to withstand a drop of about one metre, or 3.3 feet, without breaking 80 per cent of the time. This is an estimate to make it clear that it's not unbreakable but it is stronger than traditional soda-lime glass which will always break when dropped from that height.

Corning says that it's got plenty of manufacturers interested in Gorilla Glass 4 meaning it should feature on smartphones, tablets and even PCs.

While sapphire glass is arguably stronger than glass it's more expensive to manufacture. That's why Apple has it on its new Watch but not on its larger screened phones.

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