Xensation® α

SCHOTT 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.

Two samples of SCHOTT Xensation® α cover glass

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.

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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.

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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!

Our Xensation® experts

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"We work closely with our local customers to develop cover glass solutions close to the market."
Eden Law
Sales Director
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"With Xensation® α as a high-performance cover glass, we target the premium consumer electronics market."
Dr. Lutz Klippe
Head of Product Group Cover Glass
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"With our new generation of cover glass, we enable our customers to differentiate themselves in the global smartphone market."
Claudia Aßelmeyer
Marketing Cover Glass
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"We are constantly pushing the limits of cover glass to give the next generation of smartphone displays the best protection."
Dr. Jochen Alkemper
Head of Development

Want to know more? Let’s talk

Whether you need more information, samples, a quote, or advice for a project, we would be delighted to talk to you.

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