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

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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18 Comments

1. Hafiz

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

let the glass war begin!!!

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Competition is good. :)

2. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

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

3. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

wooo hoo.. a glass war! yaaay!

16. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

5. sammy_saw

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 07, 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

13. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 276; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

6. Fantazma

Posts: 6; Member since: May 27, 2012

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

18. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

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

7. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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

8. poddey

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 22, 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?

9. rn9215

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 05, 2012

Like the girl more than the glass!

10. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Just use the plastic on Riot Shields... xD

11. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

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

14. coolastic11

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

I forgot Corning invented strengthened glass

15. Tadoya

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 02, 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.

17. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

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