The new version of Gorilla Glass can be up to 20% thinner than the original and still retain the same strength. Alternatively, manufacturers could continue to use the same thickness, and benefit from greater strength. Manufacturers have already received samples of the new Gorilla Glass so it should start appearing in consumer products in 2012. The additional thinness offered by Gorilla Glass 2 is also said to result in brighter images and better touch responsiveness.
Check out a video of Gorilla Glass 2 in action after the break…