Xiaomi Mi 11 to get a feature only available in Galaxy Note 20 smartphones right now
A lot has been talked about the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 11 premium smartphone series, which is officially set to arrive on December 28. However, this smartphone won't be premium only in terms of specifications, but some display features as well. One of the premium display features is the inclusion of the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 7 or Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
According to a post made on Chinese microblogging website Weibo, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has confirmed that Mi 11 will be using Corning's new generation Gorilla Glass. It will also be the first for any Xiaomi smartphone till date. It is worth adding that for now, only the Galaxy Note 20 line of smartphones come with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
It is yet to be seen if protective glass layer is better or worse than Apple's new Ceramic Glass tech, which it has introduced with the iPhone 12 models.
During the announcement back in July this year, Corning mentioned that this glass can be used for smartphones, laptops, tablets and even wearables. According to Corning’s lab test, the Gorilla Glass Victus achieved a drop performance of up to 2 meters when dropped on hard and rough surfaces.
The firm claims that Victus has beaten Gorilla Glass 6, which right now comes with several flagship smartphones. Also mentioned is that it has four times better scratch resistance.
“Instead of our historic approach of asking our technologists to focus on a single goal – making the glass better for either drop or scratch – we asked them to focus on improving both drop and scratch, and they delivered with Gorilla Glass Victus,” said John Bayne, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Consumer Electronics.