Taiwanese manufacturer HTC released a short video today explaining the process used to create the One S' unique, durable body. For those who need a refresher, the One S is 1/3 of HTC's new 'One' line of phones, debuted at MWC this year. The One S is just below the One X, and just above the One V spec-wise, carrying a 4.3" Super AMOLED display, 8MP camera, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and a super slender 7.95mm profile.
HTC's video shows off a process called Micro Arc Oxidation, or MAO, which one HTC representative compares to "lightning striking the phone." As 10,000 volts hit the aluminum body, a microscopic reaction takes place, forming a ceramic surface on the metal. The video explains that the result is a body 5x stronger than aerospace aluminum, and 3x stronger than stainless steel, theoretically eliminating the need for a protective case. While some are questioning why the process wasn't used for the One X – the new trio's obvious flagship – there's no doubt that the One S' durable body is something unique, and adds a nice touch to an already well-designed device. Without further ado, here's the video: