According to the rumor mill, Apple is expected to utilize sapphire in its displays for the upcoming iPhone 6. We’ve seen a video in which the alleged front panel was revealed to be made of sapphire which proved to be a very durable piece of material as demonstrated. Now it looks like Kyocera could be looking to get in on the sapphire game as well, according to a report from CNET.

According to CNET, they have learnt from one of the industry sources that Kyocera is planning on developing a new smartphone in which sapphire will be one of the materials used to create its display. While Kyocera isn’t exactly a brand known outside of Japan, they have released several models in the US which have been designed to take a beating.

This is why creating a smartphone with a sapphire display will probably go a long way in ensuring that their next phone will be even more durable than ever. In fact a recent video has made its way onto YouTube which shows how a piece of sapphire has been embedded into a Kyocera device, which is then put through the ringer, thus demonstrating how durable the material is.

Unsurprisingly Kyocera representatives have declined to comment on the matter, but CNET’s sources have since confirmed that the video above is the real deal and that it had come from one of Kyocera’s labs. No word on when this alleged sapphire Kyocera phone will be released or if it will make its way outside of Japan, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled. Until then take it with a grain of salt.

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