Report: HTC might produce a smartphone with Liquidmetal casing by the second half of 2013
Meanwhile, Apple has signed another two year pact with U.S. based Liquidmetal Intellectual, and has started hiring people with chassis building experience. Last year Dr. Atakan Peker, one of the inventors of the alloy, said it would take several years and $300 million to $500 million for Apple to make Liquidmetal usable as a casing on the Apple iPhone.
HTC's current chassis partner, Catcher Technologies, says it has not heard anything about HTC using a Liquidmetal chassis. Right now, the aluminum unibody chassis, like the one used on the sleek HTC One, is in demand, so despite the report, it still could be quite some time before we see a Liquidmetal casing on a smartphone.