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Xensation Cover is the Germans' alternative to Gorilla Glass, claims it is tougher

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Xensation Cover is the Germans' alternative to Gorilla Glass, claims it is tougher
Gorilla Glass is the first brand name that comes to mind when scratch resistant gadget displays are concerned, but Corning is not the only maker of such products. In fact, this German company called SCHOTT believes that its newly announced product outperforms the competition's offerings. The Germans have unveiled Xensation, which they claim to be "the strongest cover glass available on the market today." And yes, as you might expect, the glass is meant to protect displays of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.

Xensation Cover glass is made using alumino-silicate, which is where its properties come from. It is highly resistant to scratches, cracks, while still being capable of bending, so protecting curved glass displays should not be much of a problem. And for gadgets that must excel when it comes to outdoor visibility, SCHOTT has developed an anti-glare variant of the material called Xensation AG Cover.

We are not quite sure whether any manufacturers have expressed interest in Xensation so far, but it is likely to see commercial products protected by it launching in Q3 of this year. Until then, enjoy the short promotional video embedded below.

source: SCHOTT via Engadget

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posted on 06 Jun 2012, 06:48 2

1. Hafiz (Posts: 78; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)

let the glass war begin!!!

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 13:07 1

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Competition is good. :)

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 06:54

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

bring it on! if this is put on an iPhone 4 and does not break when drops, I might consider glass designs.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 06:55

3. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

Exuse me but why is there a floor under the glass? won't that make it very harder to break

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 06:57 1

4. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

wooo hoo.. a glass war! yaaay!

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 18:12

16. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

I'm waiting for a battery tech war.. :p

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 08:12

5. sammy_saw (Posts: 28; Member since: 07 Jan 2012)

Yup it's another company claim that there glass is strongest in the market today just like gorilla glass company claim earlier that there gorilla glass 2 is stronger than gorilla 1 glass , I think they have to put there product out in the market to test it in everyday use and to see if it live up to what they claim to be the strongest out there in the market

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 13:11

13. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 234; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)

thats not what gorilla is claiming. well i guess it depends on how you look at it. they claim it is just as strong as GG1 but thinner.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 08:26

6. Fantazma (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 May 2012)

Gorilla vs Dragontrail vs Xensation....war of the glass!!!

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 23:14

18. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

i don't know about the Xensation, but between gorilla and the dragon, i choose the dragon..

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 09:03

7. matrix_neo (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Glass war is something new, the toughest glass will win.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 09:24

8. poddey (Posts: 77; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)

Cool they've got an anti-glare variant.

Now when are we going to see Corning/Asahi/Schott put their glass to proper real world drop tests?

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 10:08 2

9. rn9215 (Posts: 48; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)

Like the girl more than the glass!

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 10:44

10. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)

Just use the plastic on Riot Shields... xD

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 11:47

11. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)

Another case of copycat like how Android/Samsung did to Apple.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 14:31

14. coolastic11 (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)

I forgot Corning invented strengthened glass

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 14:35

15. Tadoya (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)

They should just use a layer of diamond as glass... Expensive but the idea of that reminds me of that I believe Prada blackberry that was selling for 8k.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 22:11

17. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

I wanna see a drop test on Xensation and gorilla glass, let's see which is tougher

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