New tech drastically reduces glare and reflections in direct sunlight, while killing harmful germs and bacteria.

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The folks behind the popular Gorilla Glass have come up with a special kind of next-generation, anti-glare / non-reflective glass that uses a special anti-microbial coating which kills all unwanted, harmful germs and bacteria on the glass’ surface within two hours.

In addition to the amazing anti-bacterial technology, this new glass will super anti-reflective. Current displays can reduce reflections to as low as 5% of their original intensity; Corning is taking that even further!

To get an idea of just how amazingly anti-reflective the new glass tech is, see the photo below. That circular hole in the center is actually not a hole at all'; it is a piece of the next-gen glass that Corning is working on. Observe how little it reflects back, compared to the standard glass surrounding it.

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There is no name for the new glass technology yet. It is expected to be available to smartphone, tablet and other mobile device manufacturers between 2015-2016.

As someone who habitually wipes his phone display clean every other day, and squints his eyes in mild agony when using his phone in direct sunlight, I cannot wait for mobile device manufacturers to put Corning’s next-gen glass in their phones and tablets. The future is awesome!

via Phone Arena