Corning, today announced that Samsung's newly introduced Galaxy Watch would come with its new glass composite called Corning Gorilla Glass DX+, which is highly scratch-resistant and anti-reflective. Corning's Gorilla Glass "DX+" is an attempt to address issues with the advanced mobile displays, including drop, scratch and readability. "We are pleased that Samsung has designed Gorilla Glass 'DX+' into their latest device. Gorilla Glass 'DX+' offers the unique combination of superior scratch resistance and excellent optics," Scott Forester, Division Vice President, Marketing and Innovation Products, Corning Gorilla Glass, said in a statement.
The Gorilla Glass DX+ comes with lower front surface reflection and increased display contrast ratio with the same display brightness level.
Alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Samsung also announced its first smartwatch under Galaxy series. Priced at $329.99, "Galaxy Watch" comes with LTE connectivity and the new stress-and-sleep-monitoring capabilities would allow users to text, stream music, receive notifications and would work in compatibility with Galaxy Note 9 or even independently.
The Galaxy Watch will be available starting in the US on August 24 and in additional select markets on September 14, the company announced at its Galaxy Note 9 launch event. The Galaxy Watch will be available in Silver, Midnight Black and Rose Gold colours.
"The new Galaxy Watch has been designed for all lifestyles to help meet consumer needs, such as more efficient battery life to stay connected longer," said D.J. Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics, as reported by IANS.
Notably, the Galaxy Watch's LTE connectivity is available across over 30 carriers and more than 15 countries. At the same event, Samsung also showcased its first ever smart speaker, namely, the Galaxy Home, which comes with Bixby built-in. The company also announced a partnership with music streaming service Spotify.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be available for purchase starting August 24 in India and the pre-orders for the device have begun already. Samsung is yet to reveal when the Galaxy Watch and Bixby Home devices will come to India.