How’s the 3D Lumia Glass Back Cover on the Elephone S8 Made?


We’ve been hearing a lot about the Lumia glass back on the tri-bezel-less Elephone S8 in the last months. But how did they manage to create this unique looking part of the phone? Well, we’re going to learn it in a very informative press release coming straight from the company. Keep reading to find out!

So, first things first, Elephone wants everybody to know that they’ve been working on this improved Lumia glass for more than half year now. The new Lumia 3D glass is indeed more scratch resistant and it looks better than what we previously had on the Elephone S7.

Getting more technical, we learn that the glass back cover is actually made of two parts: a piece of 3D glass that’s 0.41mm thick and a PVD film on top that’s 0.15mm. This latter layer gives the phone a better feeling in the hand and improves its look as well.

To make the back appear even fancier, Elephone then bends the 3D glass using high temperature and polishes its surface. After various quality tests and chemical treatments the PVD film is glued on top, this process needs around 32 hours before completion.

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That’s about it, much easier said than done we imagine. It’s definitely nice seeing Chinese phone makers investing to improve materials quality on their devices. As you well know Elephone are among the most active companies at this.

Learn more about the Elephone S8 on the official website.

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