By the numbers, Gorilla Glass 4 is seriously tough, able to withstand a one-meter drop onto concrete. That's impressive on its own, but this video seems to show it withstanding something far more impressive.

The slam test — because, honestly, it's not a drop if you pitch it full speed at the ground — is of mysterious origins, and could well just be the work of some camera trickery. But what it purportes to show is pretty amazing: a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge gets thrown at the ground three times, and it seems to be crack-free at the end. It's a way more brutal test than any smartphone has the right to endure, and it doesn't seem to have any effect.

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If this video is the real deal, it means we could finally be past the era of the shattered-screen smartphone, into a new age of non-cracked glass (and declining iFixit revenues). About time too. [YouTube]


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