Xensation® αSCHOTT Xensation® α is a chemically strengthened lithium alumino-borosilicate cover glass that offers world-leading impact and drop resistance for smartphones.
A new milestone in smartphone protection
Xensation® α is formulated and manufactured to compete with the best smartphone cover glasses in the world and, as the Set-Drop-Test shows, Xensation® α cover glass is less susceptible to breakage even on rough grounds than other aluminosilicate and lithium aluminosilicate cover glasses. Deeper chemical strengthening through an improved ion-exchange process augments the glass and offers more protection for the smartphone if it’s dropped, while the addition of the element boron improves scratch performance as Knoop-Diamond Indenter lab tests show.
Key benefits of Xensation® α cover glass
Our new high-performance cover glass combines the chemical strengthening potential of lithium aluminosilicate glass and the scratch performance of borosilicate glass with the robust structure of glass-ceramic.
The new generation of cover glasses
Curtain up and experience a new era of smartphone cover glass – a glass that redefines what’s possible, a glass that’s made to survive.
The magic of ion exchange
During ion exchange, the raw glass material is submerged in a salt bath, which causes an exchange of ions between the salt and the glass. This creates a layer of compressive stress that forms a tough surface with the highest breakage resistance.
A test for the best
The set-drop test evaluates the drop resistance of a cover glass and is standard in the smartphone industry. Xensation® α delivered an outstanding performance.
The launch of a new champion
Curious? Than watch the launch event below for more insights to our newest champion Xensation® α.
Watch the launch event!
Watch the Image Trailer to see how Xensation® α protects the smartphone's display and what tasks this new high-performance cover glass has to deal with over the lifetime of a smartphone.
Watch one of our #glasslovers, Jochen Alkemper, perform several drop tests with SCHOTT Xensation® α cover glass and other cover glasses.
Our researchers compare the scratch performance of the new Xensation® α cover glass with other glasses.
Find out how Xensation® α protects the display of your smartphone and what's the secret behind it.