Originally Posted by hakujin
whether or not you 'need' proximity is irrelevant and moot to my previous point. the more you talk, the more I wonder why you even posted a reply.
I gave you multiple likely scenarios as to why HTC didn't include a sensor.
-adds to cost of materials, development, and manufacture
-nowhere to put it
-not necessary for satisfactory operation of phone
-slipped the engineer's minds (believe me, as an engineer, I know damn well we all make mistakes lol)
-The designers could have just decided that it wasn't worth the extra time and effort to code in a proximity sensor.
-LED notification light and Light sensor were higher priority to them, thus not leaving a symmetrical spot to put another sensor
I could probably go on and on if I thought about it for a bit longer lol
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