SCHOTT Says Their Xensation Glass is the Strongest; Calls Out Corning

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    Most Android users have heard of Corning, the company that makes Gorilla Glass. A large majority of devices in the market use some form of glass from them; however, it's easy to forget they aren't the only makers of tough glass. One good example is a German company called SCHOTT. They released the teaser video (shown below) to showcase their new advanced glass, called Xensation, and they claim that their product is the toughest.


    Supposedly, their break and scratch-resistant alumino-silicate Xensation glass went through "stringent testing from potential customers before being brought to market." SCHOTT says that their glass has a 20 percent higher bending strength than "competitor glass types." They will even be producing an anti-glare version. Here's their full press release:

     
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    Neat! I'd love to see a head to head comparison btw the two competing glass types conducted by an independent lab.

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    Hmmmm, can we try lawn darts??. :D

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    Would be great if it one ups gorilla glass. For all the hype my screen has gotten tons of micro scratches all over since I took off my Skinomi and started carrying it in my pocket all the time.
     
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    Yeah, the new willow glass has me perplexed.. competition is always good for innovation.

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    Gotta love healthy competition! (Apple, you hear that?) :)

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    Oh Schott! Corning got pwned.
     
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    Yes! Competition means better products for the consumer and more choices at competitive prices. The anti-glare glass sounds great but I'm still waiting for the anti-finger smudge tech to catch up.
     
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    Yes you can, it just needs to be the right kind of glass, right shape, size, capacitive ability, etc.


    Completion is good, but they are technically only completion if they can price the product competitively since it will mostly be OEMs making purchases from them.
     
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    funny to watch how quick people will throw Corning under the bus.. Maybe I am biased because I am from Corning, NY and and live right near their HQ, and have my connections, but im sure if they had anything Corning was worried about, I am sure I would have known by now
     
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    Meh....rub some sand on it and see how it fairs...

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