After a couple of months of speculation, rumors, leaks and reports, at today’s event, HTC fans can finally say it: One. Just a couple of hours ago, at its event in New York City, the Taiwanese manufacturer has finally ripped of its latest Android flagship, the HTC One with full HD 1080p screen, new “Ultrapixel’ camera sensor, and all the new Sense 5.0 UI. Earlier today, we’ve also reported about leaked press shot of the device.
Just as we expected, the HTC One (also known as M7) packs in an all-aluminum unibody housing with a genuinely striking and beautiful design. HTC One has checked all other high-end spec’d handsets both in terms of design, camera capabilities, and hardware specifications. It looks like the HTC One may have taken a few design cues from the recently launched BlackBerry Z10 phone.
HTC One joins the ranks of the 1080p Android phone army with a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with 1920 by 1080 pixels of resolution, and 46pppi pixels density. It boats a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, accompanied by Adreno 320 graphics processor unit, and there’s 2 gigs of RAM to make sure there’s room for multitasking,
The manufacturer has also announced the new “Ultrapixel” camera sensor, which lets you to capture the images with ‘enlarged’ pixels, which are said to be larger than the 8MP smartphone camera phones. It also has improved per-pixel quality and low-light performance, and cope-based Optical image stabilization as well. The maximum resolution of the images captured with the handsets would be 4MP. There’s a 2.1 megapixel front-facing shooter with 1080p video recording capability. The manufacturer announced a new technology called HTC Zoe, which lets you to shoot high-res images that “come to life in three-second snippets.” and you can edit the images with different cuts, transitions, effects and music and then share then on email, Facebook Twitter, and other social networks.
HTC One will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly BEan OS with Sense 5.0 UI on top of it, and the manufacturer has also mentioned about a vertically scrolling tile interface called ‘BlinkFeed’ on the main homescreen. BlinkFeed will offer contents from nearly 1,400 media sources, including ESPN, MTV and Reuters. The device will have 32GB or 64 GB internal storage (bit no microSD card slot), NFC, LTE radio, Bluetooth version 4.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS with GLONASS, a 2300mAh non-removable battery. The device has got a new headphone amplifier, stereo speakers at the front with BoomSound technology, 93db loudness, and it also packs a dedicated amplifier to improve the sound quality. The One’s Power/Lock key can also be utilized as IR port to control home equipment.
Here’s the full list of the highlights of the HTC One:
- 4.7-inch 1080p touchscreen
- 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor with Adreno 320 GPU
- HTC UltraPixel camera on back side with 1080p videos recording capability, 360 degree panorama, optical image stabilization and object removal
- 2MP wide-angle front facing camera with 1080p video recording and optical image stabilization
- 32GB or 64GB storage
- 2GB RAM
- 4G LTE connectivity, Beats Audio
- NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n Wi-Fi
- 2,300mAh battery
The HTC will be available to purchase from all the major carriers (a total of 185) and retailers in March. The U.S. based AT&T, T-Mobile, Cincinati Bell and Sprint carriers will carry the phone for an unknown contract price tags, which are yet to be revealed out officially. The device is also heading to Best Buy stores.UK based Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U websites will start selling it from next month. The pricing and the U.S. availability of the HTC One phone will soon be confirmed.