Corning, Inc, the company that manufactures toughened Gorilla Glass panels for smartphone displays has confirmed through a press release today that an upcoming OPPO flagship phone will be the first device to feature Gorilla Glass 6. Since OPPO R17 and OPPO F9 are the two upcoming phones from the company, it is likely any of these may feature the Gorilla Glass 6 panel
OPPO has recently launched the OPPO Find X flagship smartphone. The handset features Gorilla Glass 5 protection for its massive display. Since the Find X is a very new flagship phone from the company, the upcoming OPPO F9 or the OPPO R17 may feature Gorilla Glass 6. Since the R17 is speculated to arrive as a high-end with in-screen fingerprint scanner, it is likely that it could be the first Gorilla Glass 6 enabled phone.
The upcoming OPPO F9 and F9 Pro are expected to feature a smaller notch than OPPO F7. Since the notch appears like a drop, the Chinese manufacturer is calling it as water droplet screen. It is speculated that the OPPO R17 may also arrive with a water droplet display.
There is no information available on the specifications of the OPPO R17. Initial rumors claim that it could be featuring Kirin 710 SoC and 6 GB of RAM. Like the other R-series smartphone, it is expected to arrive with support for VOOC flash charging. Some rumors are claiming that the OPPO R17 that is arriving in China may get unleashed as OPPO F9 in overseas market. After arriving on the next OPPO flagship phone, the Gorilla Glass 6 may arrive on the flagship smartphones from other companies later this year.
The Gorilla Glass 5 was introduced in 2015. It was first seen on the Galaxy Note 7 that had met with a premature death because of battery related issues. Since then various cellphone makers from across the world have used Gorilla Glass 5 on their smartphones. In the previous month, Corning had announced the arrival of Gorilla Glass 6. According to the company, the Gorilla Glass 6 is two times stronger than its predecessor. It has stated that the Gorilla Glass 6 could easily survive up to 15 drops from a height of 1 meter.