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HTC and LG to use sapphire on next year's flagship models?

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HTC and LG to use sapphire on next year's flagship models?
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, LG and HTC must be heaping praise on Apple. According to a published report, both manufacturers plan on adding a sapphire home button to their 2014 flagship models, similar to the Apple iPhone 5s. The Cupertino based tech titan uses the sapphire to protect the home button from scratches, because that is where the Touch ID fingerprint scanner.

Sapphire is one of the most scratch proof materials available, and the latest speculation includes the use of sapphire on the home button of both the HTC One 2 and the LG G3. That could mean that both rumored flagship models will come with a fingerprint scanner in the home button. The HTC One max is available with a fingerprint scanner on the back, one that requires the user to swipe a finger over the screen. The Taiwan based manufacturer could decide to switch to a scanner similar to the one on the iPhone 5s, that doesn't require the user to move his finger. Additionally, a rumor popped up last week, stating that Korea based LG would employ a fingerprint scanner on its next flagship phone.

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source: Ubergizmo

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