Since 2010, the number of photos taken globally has increased from 350 billion to a projected 1.4 trillion per year. And, mobile camera technology is regularly cited as one of the most important factors in consumers’ purchasing decisions.
It is worth noting that for mobile device cameras to provide professional-grade image quality across various lighting conditions, it is crucial to maximize the amount of ambient light captured while minimizing reflection within the camera systems.
As per the company, the new products offer a professional level of image capture combined with advanced optical performance, leading scratch resistance, and durability.
“Antireflective coatings have long been used on conventional cameras to improve light capture,” said Jaymin Amin, Vice President and General Manager, Corning Gorilla Glass. “However, these coatings have a propensity to scratch easily, negatively impacting image quality. Corning’s Gorilla Glass composites not only provide mobile device camera lens covers with enhanced scratch resistance and durability compared to traditional coatings, but also the improved optical performance required for these devices.”
By launching Gorilla Glass DX products, Corning said it is attempting to answer consumer demand for high-quality image and video capabilities as smartphone makers integrate functionalities such as telephoto, wide-angle lenses, and infrared sensors.
“By capturing 98% of light for the camera lens, our glass composites augment the full capability of the camera design and help create high-quality images and videos. Our Gorilla Glass DX products offer the industry’s best combination of optical performance and protection for the ultimate consumer experience,” Amin added.