Gorilla Glass 2 will be 20 percent thinner, paves way for thinner and brighter smartphones

Corning announced Gorilla glass 2 today at CES 2012. While they remained silent on increased strength of the glass, this “version 2.0” is 20%  thinner and brighter compared to the present generation of Gorilla Glass.

Corning Gorilla Glass 2 enables up to a 20 percent reduction in glass thickness, while maintaining the industry-leading damage resistance, toughness, and scratch resistance customers have come to expect from the world’s most widely deployed cover glass. The thinner Gorilla Glass 2 enables slimmer and sleeker devices, brighter images, and greater touch sensitivity. These benefits can provide electronics manufacturers with superior design flexibility as they address consumer demand for increasingly high-performing, touch-sensitive, and durable mobile devices.