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Stronger glass has you covered

It happens so quickly. A dropped smartphone. The cracked screen. The weeks of dragging your fingers across a jagged touch screen until you finally make it to the store for a repair. If you own a smartphone, drops are a fact of life. The cracked screen doesn’t have to be.

Challenge

Challenge

We use smartphones for just about everything: to stay in touch with friends, conduct business, buy movie tickets, and to hail a ride. The smartphone enables modern life, but modern life doesn’t stop for a cracked smartphone screen.

Consumers, especially those in the market for premium phones, are demanding stronger cover glass so they never miss out.

Innovation

Innovation

SCHOTT introduces Xensation® Up., the next generation of chemical strengthened lithium alumino-silicate (LAS) cover glass with improved strength, flexibility, and reliability. In drop tests, Xensation® Up. can survive drops from twice the height of conventional alumino-silicate glass.

Product advantages
  • 1 Upgraded Strength:
    Outstanding results in set drop performance – the number one end-user criterion
  • 2 Upgraded Flexibility:
    To maximize strength performance and widen IOX processing ranges
  • 3 Upgraded Reliability:
    Offering one of the most robust and reliably cover glass available today

Innovation

SCHOTT introduces Xensation® Up., the next generation of chemical strengthened lithium alumino-silicate (LAS) cover glass with improved strength, flexibility, and reliability. In drop tests, Xensation® Up. can survive drops from twice the height of conventional alumino-silicate glass.

Product advantages
  • 1 Upgraded Strength:
    Outstanding results in set drop performance – the number one end-user criterion
  • 2 Upgraded Flexibility:
    To maximize strength performance and widen IOX processing ranges
  • 3 Upgraded Reliability:
    Offering one of the most robust and reliably cover glass available today
Xensation Up, Smartphones, Display, Glass, Innovation, Schott, unbreakable, no scratch, shatterproof

The secret to this improved strength is a newly improved chemical strengthening in a salt bath that increases ion exchange. The process, developed after years of research, displaces small ions, which allows larger ions to move in to create a more tightly packed internal structure.

The secret to this improved strength is a newly improved chemical strengthening in a salt bath that increases ion exchange. The process, developed after years of research, displaces small ions, which allows larger ions to move in to create a more tightly packed internal structure.

 

The difference is clear: The probability that a high-end smartphone with Xensation® Up. will survive a drop unscathed is ten times greater than with conventional alumino-silicate glass.

People

People

German Man holding Smartphone, melted glass, Smartphone Display, Xensation Up, Xensation® Up.

“SCHOTT’s new Xensation® Up. cover glass increases survival rates as a result of the material’s improved performance, proven in set drop tests with typical drop heights where it beat out current AS cover glass by a multiple of 10.”
— Dr. Lutz Klippe, Head of Product Group Cover

“As a trusted partner, we have provided LAS cover glass since 2011 with fast supply and agile reaction times, providing a reliable product quality for our high-end smartphone cover glass Xensation® Up.”
— Eden Law, Sales Director

Suit, Chinese Man holding Smartphone, melted glass, Smartphone Display, Xensation Up, Xensation® Up.

Next

Next

The unique glass composition of Xensation® Up. combined with more than 130 years’ experience in making specialty glass results in one of the most robust and reliable cover glass available today.

As such, it opens up completely new possibilities in smartphone screen design – for example, the ‘waterfall display’ of vivo’s 2019 / 2020 flagship phone, the vivo NEX 3, is proof of it.

Xensation® Up. is manufactured in Jena, the glass is transported as large format panes to China, where it is processed with high precision into cover glass. With a faster, stronger chemical strengthening process, Xensation® Up. promises “Made in Germany” technical innovation with processing expertise and scale of Chinese manufacturers. These two factors unlock a new dimension in premium cover glass and flexible processing options.

Vivo NEX3 with waterfall display. Photo credit: vivo

Let’s take a big step towards the ultimate vision: unbreakable smartphones.

Contact

Contact Information
Dr. Lutz Klippe
Phone:+49 36416814074
E-Mail:lutz.klippe@schott.com

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