The Samsung Galaxy S22 series might contain a competing technology to the iPhone 13’s Ceramic Shield

The Samsung Galaxy S22 is set to be released in the coming weeks, and the newest rumour suggests that all three members of the series will have a new toughened glass to guard against spills and other damage.

According to a fresh leak from famed source Ice Universe, the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra will have a new technology dubbed Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+.

Corning Gorilla Glass Victus has been seen on previous devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, and it’s expected that the upcoming Plus version will be an enhancement in some manner. Unfortunately, we don’t know what it will be.

Corning has not yet released this technology, and Ice Universe has not said what level of security this new update would give.

The basic Victus technology is touted as a technology that can increase the chances of your smartphone surviving a fall of up to 2 metres. On these new cellphones, expect comparable numbers with minor improvements.

The letter from Ice Universe does not specify whether we will see this technology on the front, back, or both sides of devices. The fact that the source did not reveal this essential factor leads us to believe that it is on both sides of the phone.

According to previous rumours, all three variations of the Galaxy S22 series would feature glass rears. The Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus were both composed of plastic, whereas the Galaxy S21 Ultra was the only variation with a glass back.

It will not, however, be limited to Samsung

If Corning develops this new technology, it will most likely not be limited to the Samsung Galaxy S22 lineup. It might appear on many more of the future phones in 2022.

The current Victus technology debuted on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, but it soon spread to a range of other devices following its release in mid-2020.

This might imply that Victus Plus will appear on other forthcoming smartphones such as the Oppo Find X4 Pro, Xiaomi 12 Ultra, and Sony Xperia 1 IV.

Apple’s iPhones (including the iPhone 13) use a separate technology called Ceramic Shield, which is produced by the same company that creates Gorilla Glass. Apple says its technology is harder than any other smartphone glass, but when Victus+ hits the market, that may no longer be the case.