Corning’s anti-reflective coating shows up in demo (video)

Category: Hardware

June 4, 2014 9:21 am by Chris Knight

Corning showed off an anti-reflective surface back in 2013, which could finally help iPhone, Windows Phone and Android device users from being annoyed by disturbing reflections.

The anti-reflective coating is not a new display glass, only a coating which is applied to both sides of the glass. In combination with a display panel, which is connected by Zero Air Gap technology directly to the coated glass, reflections are almost completely eliminated. We took a look at the new coating at Computex 2014 for the first time, and hope that the device manufacturers introduce this soon.

One of the biggest problems with new smartphones, tablets and convertibles remains the reflections off the glass. Manufacturers use extremely high brightness settings, matte screens, and the direct connection of the glass to the panel or dirt-repellent coatings to avoid this, but it remains an issue.

Corning’s anti-reflective coating could finally provide a remedy. The results are extremely impressive. As seen in the center of the main picture, which is basically transparent with no annoying reflections. Note that the color and contrast of the display is not affected by the coating.

Gorilla Glass technology is used in many leading brands of phone, so hopefully it won’t be too long before this layer is added to new devices. So far there is only a Lenovo Convertible using this new coating. The result is simply outstanding, with the display reflecting very little to distract users.

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