Anonymous, 15 Oct 2013High end watches have been using sapphire crystals to cover watch dials for ages.Read the title? Usage of sapphire in SMARTPHONE. Not watches.
Anonymous, 15 Oct 2013High end watches have been using sapphire crystals to cover watch dials for ages.Exactly. However, I've been on watch forums a lot and sadly, sapphire is really scratch-proof but it's not shatter-proof (most users say a standard mineral glass is harder to shatter but easier to scratch). I think Gorilla Glass is enough scratch-proof already, but they need to make displays more shatter-proof.
what I don't get is how people are so arrogant and ignorant to to the point that they can't and won't fully understand those type of stuff... i mean, what apple is using now, had been used in other smartphones and mobile phones before, so how dare you still have the courage to affirm that apple is the first.
Anonymous, 15 Oct 2013They used to use sapphire glass for mobile phone screens back in the days before touchscreens.true... puts gorilla glass to shame when compared to sapphire screen.. but the integration of resistive touch screen to phones during early symbian days made ordinary glass the ideal material for mobile screens
Latina, 15 Oct 2013I like it to iphone. iphone is invinciblesamsung is invincible and indestructible!!
Theres a synthetic sapphire with high internal strain, cheaper and perfectly functionable for its use in electronics..the price wont rise dramatically
"Usage of Sapphire in smartphones set to increase"
cause they're not expensive enough . . .
They used to use sapphire glass for mobile phone screens back in the days before touchscreens.
High end watches have been using sapphire crystals to cover watch dials for ages.
Certainly great material but costly..Well you learn something new everyday never heard of term kilometers in that usage.
Bluto, 15 Oct 2013Cool but it will definitely increase the price of a smartphone as Sapphire is costly to produc... moreThe large scale is exactly one of the reasons the use of sapphire could not increase the price of the devices.
Great material, not a scratch on my watch(haven't been rolling in diamonds so far).
Cool but it will definitely increase the price of a smartphone as Sapphire is costly to produce on a large scale.
So how much does this material cost?
I bet that isn't factored into the breakdowns.