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Vivo S12 Pro is the world’s first smartphone featuring ultra strong SCHOTT Xensation® α cover glass

The international technology group SCHOTT, inventor of specialty glass and pioneer in the development of groundbreaking glass types, proudly welcomes the world’s first smartphone featuring Xensation® α (Alpha): the vivo S12 Pro. 

Xensation® α is the latest generation cover glass shortly launched by the company, offering an improved drop resistance compared to lithium aluminosilicate (LAS) and aluminosilicate (AS) cover glass types.

The vivo S12 Pro will be the first smartphone featuring Xensation® α (Alpha) – a high performance cover glass from SCHOTT with up to 100% improved drop performance.

Users of the new premium phone benefit from the glass’s outstanding specifications, significantly improved drop resistance and scratch performance. “Made in Germany”: The cover glass is molten at SCHOTT’s Jena plant.

Xensation® α: A new generation of cover glass 

Launched in late 2021, Xensation® α is a chemically strengthened lithium alumino borosilicate (LABS) glass. Besides the industry-standard ingredients lithium and aluminum, Xensation® α contains the semimetal boron. 

This combination produces an extremely powerful high-end cover glass for smartphones with substantial improvements in drop and scratch resistance. The advantages of Xensation® α include: 

    Significantly improved drop resistance from double the height* (also "set drop performance" or "drop performance") compared to other LAS-based premium cover glasses - especially on impact with rugged or sharp-edged, rough surfaces.

    Less susceptible to scratches than commercially available aluminosilicate (AS) and LAS cover glass types, as Knoop-diamond indenter lab tests show.

    Combining the outstanding character of LAS glass in terms of chemical strengthening potential with the scratch performance of borosilicate glass and a strong glass network as known from glass-ceramics. 

Vivo is coming with the subject feature phones very soon.

Xensation® α is a prime example of how a traditional company like SCHOTT, which is more than 130 years old, can channel more than a century of experience into original and inventive new products. 

Otto Schott, the company’s founder, was the first to document the addition of lithium to a glass mixture as part of his far-reaching experiments that ultimately led to the invention of specialty glass. Xensation® α continues this legacy.