HTC has always been one of the leaders when it comes to fit and finish on smartphones, so it’s always interesting to get a peek into the process. With the little time I spent with the One, it’s safe to say that it’s the best quality phone I have ever held in my hand. They showed us a short video at the event in NYC about the design and what it takes to make such a phone, and it’s finally available for all to see.
The video features Creative Director Daniel Hundt as he talks about coming up with a “zero gap construction” body. Jethro Liou, Senior Director of Manufacturing Design also talks about the electro-chemical metal etching process as well as how they used a diamond cutter to create a chamfer around the edges.
It’s definitely a breakthrough phone, but will it sell? We will get that answer later in the year, but for now, it’s time to just admire the beauty. Hit the break for the video.