Samsung Galaxy SII Gorilla Glass Confirmed

May 3, 2011
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It's been confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S II has been designed with Gorilla Glass, that super bendable, and hard to scratch, thin layer of glass which makes a screen extremely durable to every day abuse. The Galaxy S also had Gorilla Glass, so it isn't really all that big of news. But since the Galaxy S II is super thin, there was some question as to if Gorilla Glass was part of the design or not. Now we know.

Gorilla Glass is very hard to scratch or break. It's ultra thin, easy to clean design allows for what Corning calls "a deep layer of high compressive stress," and acts as a kind of clear armor for your phone. It's durability is accomplished through a chemical strengthening process called "ion-exchange." It resists local cracking and chipping which will weaken normal glass when in either direct or indirect contact.

With it's ultra thin design, and highly durable Super AMOLED plus screen, the Samsung Galaxy S II also adds lightening fast performance. Under the hood, it enjoys a dual-core 1.2 Ghz. processor and 1Gb RAM. Running on HSPA+, the Galaxy S II has performance benchmarks that are off the charts. (Check out our test by Chris Davies from SlashGear. Thin, strong and fast, a deadly trifecta that should make Galaxy S II fans drool!

[via Samsung Hub]


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  • http://twitter.com/AndroidBattery Android Battery

    How many of you phone users with gorilla glass still use a protective screen on your phone?

    • Robert

      My galaxy S trips around with me all day sharing a pocket with either my keys or my wallet/spare-change. Not a single scratch yet.

      Gorilla glass is FTW.

      But I would still use a protector for the case/sides when I buy an S2.

      Such a sexy piece of gear deserves all my protected lovin.

      Pun intended.

      • Loadrunner2020

        Gorilla Glass…Tough and unbreakable?   I had the misfortune to drop my galaxy S2 from waist height and I now have several deep cracks and a couple of windscreen types chips! In a nutshell it isn’t as tough as we are made to believe!

        Were the so called stress tests as thorough and as conclusive as we were all made to believe?
        Hmmm….Discuss!!

      • Sailormars

        No.

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      not me

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      not me

  • lrnano

    When this phone is coming to USA. I know that USA was the last one to get it last year . Since I purchase my USA Samsung Galaxy S “Vibrant” have been please. This is not my first Android phone but one of the better phones that I have from Android by far not to say that the others wasn’t cause Android OS in itself is amazing.

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      release probably inside the next 2 weeks? maybe. idunno. only the fates know for sure.

    • http://androidcommunity.com/ Chris Burns

      release probably inside the next 2 weeks? maybe. idunno. only the fates know for sure.

  • http://twitter.com/INEZEcom INEZE

    Hype or real news? is it really a better device than the SE ARC / Moto Atrix / HTC Sensation / LG Optimus 2X (P990)? take a close look: http://bit.ly/jifLJz … I’m not so sure… personally would prefer a smaller screen (3.7-4inch), what do you think?

  • http://twitter.com/INEZEcom INEZE

    Hype or real news? is it really a better device than the SE ARC / Moto Atrix / HTC Sensation / LG Optimus 2X (P990)? take a close look: http://bit.ly/jifLJz … I’m not so sure… personally would prefer a smaller screen (3.7-4inch), what do you think?

  • Pete

    You guys are in for a treat … it is a 4.3 screen and looks fantastic but feels in your hand smaller because it is so thin and light… big improvement on HTC especially weight wise and also Iphone …. chalk and cheese when you pick them up for size and weight perspective, which was the comment from the Iphone user.  Atrix in my office too but definitely slower but I thought it looked nice too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lynn-Li/100001671481371 Lynn Li

    I like Samsung Galaxy S2 very much, my best friend have got one , that
    coolest screen display and operate speed interesting me so much. So I
    want to get one, but I live in Singapore, I do not want to buy it from
    AT&T. As the price is so expensive, I’m wondering whether to buy a
    used one or refurbished. Friend said refurbished also be new,http://lightake.com/detail.do/… this one sold as refurbished ,but the price is still expensive, but no contract attract me in fact.

  • http://twitter.com/CricketFan111 CricketFan111
  • Jostn123

    after the first day i got a couple of scratches on my Galaxy s11 phone and i was extra careful with it are you sure they all have Gorilla glass ?