Flexible glass: Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 foldable phone features SCHOTT UTG®

Tuesday, 6 September 2022, Mainz, Germany

  • Xiaomi MIX Fold 2, a flagship foldable phone, features ultra-thin glass (UTG) from SCHOTT on the internal display.
  • The glass, Xensation® Flex, a member of the SCHOTT UTG® family, can reach a bending radius below 1 millimeter after processing.
 
SCHOTT, the international technology group and inventor of specialty glass, enabled a lighter and stronger foldable phone from Xiaomi, a leading Chinese smartphone manufacturer. Featuring flexible glass from SCHOTT, Xiaomi MIX Fold 2 debuted in China on August 11. The phone features ultra-thin and flexible Xensation® Flex glass, a member of the SCHOTT UTG® family. In June 2022, a foldable phone with SCHOTT UTG® successfully bended over 300,000 times and set a new world record.
Two foldable smartphone models on display
Launched on August 11, Xiaomi’s foldable phone MIX Fold 2 features SCHOTT UTG®.

30 years in UTG production

UTG has become the industry standard for foldable displays. SCHOTT has been mass-producing UTG for over 30 years and is the major supplier in the foldable smartphone market. Xensation® Flex, a member of the SCHOTT UTG® family, can reach a bending radius below 1 millimeter after processing.

“Our customers believe in our expertise in UTG development and production,” says Dr. Feng He, Head of Global Product Management UTG, “We are proud to enable the future of foldable phones with ultra-thin glass.”

A scientist is bending a piece of ultra-thin glass.

Ultra-thin glass produced by SCHOTT has a bending radius below 1mm after processing. Photo: SCHOTT

Pioneering – responsibly – together

These attributes characterize SCHOTT as a manufacturer of high-tech materials based on specialty glass. Founder Otto Schott is considered its inventor and became the pioneer of an entire industry.Always opening up new markets and applications with a pioneering spirit and passion – this is what has driven the #glasslovers at SCHOTT for more than 130 years. Represented in 34 countries, the company is a highly skilled partner for high-tech industries: Healthcare, Home Appliances & Living, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors & Datacom, Optics, Industry & Energy, Automotive, Astronomy & Aerospace. In the fiscal year 2021, its 17,300 employees generated sales of 2.5 billion euros. SCHOTT AG is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the oldest foundations in Germany. It uses the Group's dividends to promote science. As a foundation company, SCHOTT has anchored responsibility for employees, society and the environment deeply in its DNA. The goal is to become a climate-neutral company by 2030.

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