A new display battle report published today between the iPhone 5 and the new HTC One confirms that the SLCD 3 in the HTC One does not use in-cell display technology. However a new HTC patent filing published last week confirms that the company is indeed working on such a development. According to HTC's patent filing, "the touch module may further be co-constructed with the flexible printed circuit board of the in-cell touch display module, or be incompliance with the contour of the light guide member, so as to lowering a thickness of the handheld electronic apparatus." When HTC will get this to market is unknown at this time.
Our cover graphic illustrates patent FIG. 1b which illustrates a smartphone which includes a casing 110, a cover 120, a motherboard 130, an in-cell touch display module 140, a light guide member 150, and a touch module 160," and more. An exploded version of the patent figure is presented below.
HTC's patent application was originally filed in Q3 2012 and published last week by USPTO under serial number 585840.
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