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February 26, 2017

The LG G6 uses a four year-old version of Gorilla Glass on its display

Bizarrely, the LG G6 apparently uses three different generations of Corning’s Gorilla Glass: Gorilla Glass 3 on the front, Gorilla Glass 4 on the camera and Gorilla Glass 5 – the latest offering from Corning – on the back. So why the mix-and-match? It feels like a blatant cost-cutting measure, but is saving a few bucks on component costs really worth risking that gloriously large G6 display?

We asked LG why it chose to use a Gorilla Glass version first introduced at CES in 2013 on the front of a 2017 flagship and were told it basically boiled down to “thickness”. As a quick history lesson, when Gorilla Glass 3 was introduced four years ago, it was significant because [...]

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