HTC is mighty proud of its new One series of smartphones and it has been ‘subtly’ pointing out their benefits. We’ve already seen images taken from the new ImageSense camera module found in the 4.7-inch quad-core HTC One X and the 4.3-inch dual-core HTC One S, but what can demonstrate anything better than watching a piece of aluminium getting hit by 10,000 volts of electricity?
The HTC One S case is made of one piece of aluminium metal that first undergoes a brutal treatment, called micro-arc oxidation, giving it an extremely durable finish. The case is made of aircraft-grade aluminium and the process involves 10,000 volts hitting the metal like lightning. This treatment creates a metal oxide coating that is typically thicker than by other methods, like anodizing, and results in a ceramic-like finish.