HTC posts “all new HTC One” teaser video – and it might hint at sapphire

With MWC wrapping-up (tomorrow is the last official day), HTC is seizing upon the opportunity to redirect our attention from all the new MWC 2014 launches to its own big launch event, the all new HTC One we expect it to reveal in just under a month, on March 25. As we try to work out some more of the details regarding this new hardware (like just what’s going on with those dual rear cameras), HTC is getting a lot bolder with what it’s saying about the launch event, and today publishes a teaser video where it unambiguously talks about its plans for the all new HTC One.

The video starts off as an overview of BoomSound, but about midway through switches gears to tease the all new One. HTC playfully obscures the handset and censors the audio describing its new features, but the implication here is that the new One should be better-sounding and louder than its predecessor.

OK, that sounds good, but we’re even more intrigued by what’s on the blackboard in the background there. We see the formula (Al(OH)3) for aluminum hydroxide, which is a hop, skip, and a jump away from aluminum oxide – grow that as a single crystal, and you get a little thing we like to call synthetic sapphire. We’d love to start screaming “OMG the new One is going to get a sapphire screen,” but even if this isn’t leading us astray, it could easily be talking about a smaller component, like one or both of those cameras. Still, very cool all the same.

Source: HTC (YouTube)
Via: Droid-life

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