HTC patents new thin film speaker system


HTC has been hard at work on their patent portfolio, and their latest application is a departure from their usual software innovations. 

HTC has in fact applied for 2 patents, the first for manufacturing an electret  material, which is a dia-electric material that have static apposing electrical charges and can be used to replace the diaphragm in a loudspeaker, and by being much thinner allow even sleeker smartphones.

The second patent is for an actual implementation in a phone, with various designs proposed.

These new hardware patents are an interesting departure for HTC, but possibly necessary given the squeeze they are experiencing on the software side.

Read the relevant patents here and here.

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