Samsung Galaxy S II comes complete with Gorilla Glass display

Two of the most desired display technologies in the mobile-technology business are Super AMOLED Plus, and Gorilla Glass. As luck would have it, the Samsung Galaxy S II will be launching with both.

Made public in a press release by Corning, the brains behind the practically indestructible display, Samsung will indeed be relaying on Gorilla Glass to help protect and add durability to their flagship Galaxy S II. According to Hankil Yoon, Vice President of Smartphone Product Planning for Samsung Electronics,

“GALAXY S II features the next-generation Super-AMOLED-Plus in strikingly slim and modern design, taking Samsung’s leadership in mobile screen technology to a whole new level. Corning Gorilla Glass has enabled super-slim mobility on the high-quality touch display on GALAXY S II.”

for a quick glance at just how durable Gorilla Glass can be, check out the drop test video below.

Press release:

CORNING, N.Y., May 2, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, and Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW), a world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, announced today that Corning® Gorilla® Glass has been designed into the GALAXY S II, Samsung Electronics’ most powerful smartphone.

The Samsung GALAXY S II, launched at February’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, is a dual-core-smartphone powered by the Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread) platform, and packed with rich multimedia and data communication features. Thin, lightweight Corning Gorilla Glass, used as a damage-resistant cover, helps enable the sleek-yet-durable mobile design of Samsung GALAXY S II.

Continuing a tradition of 160 years of innovation in materials science and technology, Corning Gorilla Glass is an environmentally friendly glass designed specifically to function as a cover glass for high-end display devices such as smartphones, tablets, notebook PCs, and televisions.

Hankil Yoon, Vice President of Smartphone Product Planning, Samsung Electronics, said “GALAXY S II features the next-generation Super-AMOLED-Plus in strikingly slim and modern design, taking Samsung’s leadership in mobile screen technology to a whole new level. Corning Gorilla Glass has enabled super-slim mobility on the high-quality touch display on GALAXY S II.”

“Corning Gorilla Glass has now become the leading strengthened glass standard for the continuously evolving mobile device market,” added James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials. “Following last year’s cooperation on the GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab, we are excited to provide Corning’s unparalleled glass expertise for GALAXY S II.”

Gorilla Glass is a thin-and light-weight material which supports the seamless full-glass fronts of the most sophisticated device designs. Because it is strengthened at the molecular level, its ability to resist damage creates a performance advantage over other cover materials.

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