Oppo R17 Gorilla Glass 6
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Last month Corning launched its latest Gorilla Glass 6, the most durable cover glass ever made by Corning. The Gorilla Glass 6 is said to provide two times better durability than it predecessor Gorilla Glass 5. But there was a question that which smartphone manufacturer will be the first to adopt Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass 6?. Well, now we finally have the answer. On Thursday, August 1, Corning officially announced that Oppo will be the first smartphone manufacturer to adopt Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on its upcoming flagship device which if we are not wrong will be the Oppo R17.

However, Oppo didn’t reveal that which of their upcoming smartphone will have the latest Gorilla Glass 6. Considering that Oppo has already launched its latest Flagships the OPPO Find X and R15 models, chances are that Oppo R17 maybe the first Smartphone to come with Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

OPPO Vice President Wu Henggang said: “OPPO and Corning have always maintained close cooperation, we have already brought a good experience to consumers around the world through a variety of OPPO smartphone products. We are very excited about the new smartphone products that OPPO will release soon. We are the first to commercialize Corning’s sixth-generation Gorilla Glass, and we believe that consumers around the world will have an unprecedented experience.”

Corning’s sixth-generation Gorilla Glass was launched last month in July 2018. Gorilla Glass 6 is the most durable cover glass to date ever made by Corning. In lab tests, Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops from 1 meter onto rough surfaces which is up to two times better than Gorilla Glass 5. Under the same test conditions, other competing glasses, such as soda lime and aluminosilicate glass, were damaged on their first drop test.

The Oppo R17 is the upcoming flagship smartphone from Oppo. The device is expected to be launch on October 30, 2018, with an expected price f Rs. 31,999.


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