AnonD-259545, 20 May 2014They might have copied the name....but they might be the first to build a ceramic phone...whil... moreHaha haha! Agreed.
Samsung has YET to release a metal device and here is the competition thinking one step ahead.
Now cue the canned fanboy response of how plastic has countless advantages over all other materials.
Jarret, 20 May 2014Once more time - HTC copying Samsung's...They might have copied the name....but they might be the first to build a ceramic phone...while samsung
didnt even reach the metal level
Why not to make a phone with glass.....so things will be visible and a win win situation for HTC 😄
Something tells me that it will have ceramic like materials inside to help disperse the heat. People complain about the hot batteries of long usage of metal phones (aluminum). Ceramic tends to handle heat better.
I thought you people here were smart...
People are hearing the word ceramic & believing it's the same as tiles or other earthenware like terra cotta. This isn't the case. Unlike earthenware (which is comparatively brittle), engineering ceramics are made of very pure materials.
Ceramics are essentially inorganic solids (organic ones are polymers) that are also not metals. So in addition to what is usually thought of as “ceramics”, glass, diamond and graphite are classified as ceramics as well. The sapphire used as watch crystals is also a ceramic.
Engineering ceramics are extremely hard. They are the hardest class of materials known. So scratching a ceramic watch would not be much of a concern. They are usually more than three or four times harder than stainless steel.
I'm guessing that the chief advantage of a ceramic phone is hardness which resists scratches.
Admittedly, I do not know how durable it would be should it suffer a fall. It wouldn't shatter like glass, but rather "fracture".
This is cutting edge & it will be exciting to see if HTC can pull it off.
Cheaper? Easier to Manufacture? A wrist watch made from ceramic cost a packet!! I can only imagine this ceramic M8 will cost way above $1000.
Unless we have been lied to all this time from the watch manufacturers?
it would give a whole new meaning to ”drop/break the phone”
and knowing HTC, it would be common.
Everyone and their stupid troll claims of "copying"
AnonD-168892, 19 May 2014Won't the ceramic shatter when you drop the phone?Most probably. People care more about looks than a phone that does not break
Dear GSMArena it isn't "strange" ,do you remember hTC One S ? ,That's exactly uses same "Ceramic" on its body.
Ethan, 19 May 2014It is also rumored to have a mach larger and QHD display, a better camera and 3GB of ram... so... moreThe body will be made of an composite of aluminium and liquid silicone and not ceramic
Anonymous, 19 May 2014i sell mobile phones, this is my job, and 90% of customers asks first: "how many megapixe... moreI know bro that people say that,I was just saying what htc is saying,I want more MP too bro :)
Anonymous, 19 May 2014As it will be cheaper to make, will the price be lower?It is also rumored to have a mach larger and QHD display, a better camera and 3GB of ram... so I don't assume it's going to be any cheaper.
However, do take all that with a pinch of salt - ceramic body? Won't it be breakable?! That's a BIG step backwards...