HTC comments on Micgate - the One might get a new microphone after current stock is exhausted
HTC took to the airwaves explaining that the court order against ST Micro's microphones in the HTC One, which Nokia seems to have exclusive rights over, won't affect the stock of its flagship.
First off, we have the already produced units, then the microphone inventories it has amassed for continuous production, plus HTC is talking with the manufacturer how the sales injunction would hit the current contract, and at the end it can explore other supplier options for the high dynamic range microphones. This type Nokia codeveloped and debuted with the 808 PureView, then put in the Lumia 920, and finally the 720, which sports the exact same units that the HTC One has.
mics allow picking up wider sound range, thus recording fuller audio without distortion, and are responsible for the stellar call quality on the HTC One,among other niceties. Here's the full press release on the Micgate situation, straight from HTC:The dual-membrane