The first modern smartphone with a sapphire glass cover comes to the market with a price tag that finds a convenient place between the two Samsung flagship models
Flexible screens, resolutions 4k, speakers Stereophones, iris scanners and protection against water, vibrations and falls are part of a set of features that are referred to in the smartphone market as what is intended to form a device that deserves to be called a 'flagship product' today and in the foreseeable future. , About which rumors have been circulating around the net for several years as an addition that will also become a must-have product in any self-respecting work.
Until recently these reports of a variety of new smart devices replacing the popular Gorilla Glass cladding with something even more advanced have been found to be nothing more than wishful thinking - but now we can finally declare that there is a smart device equipped with sapphire glass that you can purchase, and it comes to us full otherwise than HTC Shuffling.
The uniqueness of sapphire cladding is that it is based on one of the hardest materials found in nature, grade 9 on the mousse scale, so it should be scratch-resistant from any material that is less hard, and thus resistant and even scratch-resistant to almost any everyday object that comes in contact with the product. The first to boast of this rigidity is theHTC U Ultra, with its limited version that comes with 128 gigabytes of capacity storage Built-in, which will go on sale in European countries is equipped with a price tag of 850 euros including taxes, or about 150 euros above the price of the standard version of the device.
For those who have forgotten, the HTC U Ultra offers chip Snapdragon 821 quadcom cores, 5 main SuperLCD 5.7, and QHD resolution alongside a secondary rectangular unit that operates regularly, 4, LPDDR4, system Android Nogat, 12 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and 3,000mAh battery, with base model comes with 64 GB of storage Structured and cladding Gorilla Glass 5 "Simple" for both the screen and the back of the device.
This is the point where it is worth noting that theHTC U Ultra (in theGorilla Glass 5) is not one of the most durable smartphones in the market, as the video above illustrates, due to some puzzling engineering decisions on the part of its creators, and it is not at all certain that a sapphire coating that is more resistant to scratches but also an increased potential to explode will change this situation.
Nice to see that we have finally developed a real use of glass cladding not only in watches (which is a popular feature that has accompanied the field for many years and now shows its face in some smart watches) but also in smartphones - and we can only hope that more manufacturers decide to adopt HTC, Devices that will be even more common and competitive than the ultra-fresh, which so far does not quite appear as the main success story of the busy category.
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