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한줄상식: Gorilla glass : 미국 코닝사가 개발한 강화유리. 이온 강화 처리돼 일반유리에 비해 얇고 가벼우면서도 충격에 잘 버티는 장점이 있다.

 

screens : 스크린/ stronger : 강한, 튼튼한, 유력한, 강건한/ scratch : 할퀴다, 갈겨쓰다/ crack : 갈라진 금/ survive : 살아남다, …불구하고 살아 있다. 견디다/ spokesperson : 대변인, 대/  debut : 데뷔, 첫 등장, 첫걸음  표자


 

Have you worried about the glass after dropping your smartphone? Glass used to make smartphone screens just got stronger. The glass company Corning makes Gorilla Glass. This has been used in smartphones for many years. It has improved the glass to make it more difficult to scratch, crack or smash. It can survive drops of up to two metres without any damage. It is also two times stronger against scratches than any other glass.

A Corning spokesperson spoke about the new product. He said: "Dropped phones can result in broken phones." He said it was important to make glass that could survive higher drops and be more difficult to scratch. He added that instead of focusing on making the glass better for either drops or scratches, it would be better to focus on improving both. The new glass will debut on Samsung products "in the near future".


 ▪ Talk!! Talk!!

1. When will the new glass debut on Samsung products?

2. Have you ever worried about the glass after dropping your smartphone? Why?

3. What is your opinion about Smartphone Glass?

4. Is Smartphone Glass really important? Why or why not?

5. Would you like to use the new Smartphone Glass that could make your screen a lot harder to break? Why or why not?