Most of us are pretty familiar with the term “gorilla glass” when it comes to selecting which phone we need to next buy, but did you know just why gorilla glass is so tough? (Hint, it is strong on a molecular basis!)

gorilla kissing glass with reflection

And then there is the new kid on the block known as sapphire glass, which is more or less made from, well sapphire.

Linus Sebastian’s team at Techquickie have put together a great little video explaining Touchscreen Glass as fast as possible:

Not that you need it for smartphones as such, but if you are looking for glass resistant to thermal shock, then there is always Borosilicate glass to be considered…

The science of glass – who knew? ;)

Related Link: Techquickie YouTube | Gorilla Glass | Sapphire Glass