HTC’s sapphire screen U Ultra gives me hope for scratch-proof phones


Apple has been trying to make an iPhone with a Sapphire screen for a long time. They are more durable against scratches than glass – they can pretty much only be scratched by diamonds or other gems of similar hardness – but are more brittle and notoriously hard to produce. In fact, it tried so hard that the supplier it chose to create them went bankrupt. It seemed all hope of a sapphire screen had died, and then HTC announced a special edition of its new U Ultra phone featuring the fancy material. It’s more expensive than the regular edition,…

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