Future smartphones might use sapphire glass instead of gorilla glass

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  1. Europa

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  2. ZR_Yancy

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    I'm for it. More scratch resistant.
     
  3. mango44

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    Nice. More durability.
     
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    I want glass from the planet Krypton. Imagine the durability under our sun. Golly.
     
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    My Movado has a sapphire crystal and its still beautiful after many years.
     
  6. Nrevezzo

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    Is this the stuff that Scotty gave away the formula for; aka clear aluminum? You know the stuff used to build the whale tank on the bird of prey.
     
  7. efuseakay

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    Transparent aluminum. ;)
     
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    I wish it was available on the 5S
     
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    Even though its not available yet; I wonder if you can buy it as a screen protector
     
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    The Ubuntu Edge claims it will have sapphire glass. However it's a crowd funded phone which needs $20,000,000 in the next 36 hours. Not bloody likely.
     
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    I only use my phones for a year so for me the glass has to be strong to last 1 year :D
     

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