HTC doesn't disappoint with the industrial design of the One. We go face to face with the designer.
As much as we're not fans of the term "superphone," the HTC One undoubtedly deserves the title of being super rather than just a plain smartphone. The all aluminum body is something that we've seen for generations and from other phone makers, but the idea of integrating an IR blaster into the power button push aspects of the HTC One's design into genius territory.
The decision to focus on photo quality with "Ultrapixels" rather than continue to play the megapixel game is admirable. Even small touches such as using a specifically polished concentric pattern on the volume rocker speaks to how much HTC cares about putting out a good design.
We had the fortunate chance to sit down and chat with Jonah Becker, director of design at HTC, to get some additional insight on how such an industrial design came to be. Check it out below: