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Huawei Mate 60 Pro: Kunlun Glass 2 survives drop test

How well does the Kunlun Glass 2 of the Huawei Mate 60 Pro perform in the drop test compared to market leader Corning and its Gorilla Glass?
Huawei Mate 60 Pro

A few years ago, Huawei was cut off from the global supply chain due to global sanctions. This meant that the company itself had to ensure that all the parts necessary to build smartphones were available. Perhaps the most difficult part also applied to the new Huawei Mate 60, Mate 60 Pro and Mate 60 Pro+ – they needed their own chipset. And it is precisely this Kirin 9000s chip that is one of the exciting points in the teardown of the Mate 60 Pro. Because Huawei itself is still silent about the technical data.

But that’s not all. Huawei has also replaced the well-known Gorilla Glass with Kunlun Glass, which the Chinese are now using in the second version/generation. Kunlun is Huawei’s own name for ion-strengthened glass. It was first introduced with the Kunlun Glass Edition of the Mate 50 Pro.

But how well does the Kunlun Glass 2 perform in the drop test compared to market leader Corning and its Gorilla Glass? Although the test does not show a direct comparison, the results from PBKreviews are still promising. For the drop test, the factory-applied plastic screen protector was removed, leaving only the bare glass hitting concrete. The Huawei Mate 60 Pro also has a display that is curved on all four sides. So the edges offer little or no protection in the event of a fall face down.

It’s a fairly informal test, and running over your Huawei phone with a car is certainly not standard procedure. Nevertheless, the Kunlun glass performs quite well and seems to be in no way inferior to the well-known Gorilla Glass.


Thomas Dietrich
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