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Catcher: Most smartphones will have glass backs, metal frames

New iPhones are expected to sport the combination

Catcher Technology Chairman Allen Horng said he saw substantial year-on-year sales growth in the second half of 2017. (Photo by Cheng Ting-Fang)

TAINAN, Taiwan -- Chairman Allen Horng of key Apple metal frame and casing supplier Catcher Technology on Monday said a combination of glass backs and metal frames would become commonplace for smartphones in the future.

"We think the combination of glass backs and metal frames would become mainstream for future smartphone casing design after a major brand with great market share adopts this new concept," Horng told reporters after the company's annual general meeting. He did not mention Apple by name, but all three upcoming iPhone models this year are expected to have glass backs and metal frames.

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