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HTC One Announced – 4.7″ 1080p Display, 1.7GHz Quad-Core, UltraPixel Camera

HTC ONE

This morning, the HTC One was finally unveiled. After months of hype and teases, we now have the official look and list of specs. The device comes with a 4.7 inch Full HD 1080p display at 468 PPI, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz quad-core chip, comes equipped with an UltraPixel camera, Sense 5.0, 2GB of RAM, NFC, and a 2,300mAh battery. 

The device is set for a global launch in early March. As for which carriers, it looks like T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint are currently on the list, but there is no sign of Verizon. We will see if that changes sometime down the road.

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INTRODUCING THE NEW HTC ONE®, A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON SMARTPHONES

HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound Deliver HTC One’s Unprecedented New Smartphone Experience

London and New York City, February 19, 2013 — HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced its new flagship smartphone, the new HTC One.  Crafted with a distinct zero-gap aluminum unibody, the new HTC One introduces HTC BlinkFeed™, HTC Zoe™ and HTC BoomSound™, key new HTC Sense® innovations that reinvent the mobile experience and set a new standard for smartphones.

“People today immerse themselves in a constant stream of updates, news and information. Although smartphones are one of the main ways we stay in touch with the people and information we care about, conventional designs have failed to keep pace with how people are actually using them,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “A new, exciting approach to the smartphone is needed and with thenew HTC One, we have re-imagined the mobile experience from the ground up to reflect this new reality.” 

HTC BlinkFeed: A personal live stream right on the home screen
At the center of the new HTC One experience is HTC BlinkFeedHTC BlinkFeed is a bold new experience that transforms the home screen into a single live stream of personally relevant information such as social updates, entertainment and lifestyle updates, news and photos with immersive images so that people no longer need to go to separate applications to find out what’s happening.  HTC BlinkFeed aggregates the freshest content from the most relevant and interesting sources, giving it to people at a glance, all in one place, without the need to jump between multiple applications and web sites.

To enable this new dynamic approach to the smartphone, HTC will provide both local and global content from more than 1,400 media sources with more than 10,000 articles per day from some of the most innovative media companies, such as the AOL family of media properties, ESPN, MTV, Vice Media, Cool Hunting, Reuters and many others. For more information on HTC BlinkFeed’s content partners, visit the HTC Blog.

HTC UltraPixel Camera with HTC Zoe

The breakthrough HTC UltraPixel Camera redefines how people capture, relive and share their most precious moments. HTC Zoe gives people the ability to shoot high-res photos that come to life in three-second snippets.  These Zoes, photos and videos are then displayed in a unique way that brings the gallery to life and transforms the traditional photo gallery of still images into a motion gallery of memories.  It also automatically creates integrated highlight films from each event comprised of Zoes, photos and videos set to music with professionally designed cuts, transitions and effects. These highlight videos can be remixed or set to different themes, and can be easily shared on social networks, email and other services.                                     

To enable this innovative camera experience, HTC developed a custom camera that includes a best-in-class f/2.0 aperture lens and a breakthrough sensor with UltraPixels that gather 300 percent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors.  This new approach also delivers astounding low-light performance and a variety of other improvements to photos and videos. In addition, the perfect self-portrait or video is just a tap away with an ultra-wide angle front-facing camera which supports 1080p video capture. Multi-axis optical image stabilization for the rear camera also helps ensure video footage smoother whether stationary or on the move. HTC UltraPixelcamera adds many other features and effects such as enhanced 360′ panorama, time sequencing and object removal.

HTC BoomSound

The new HTC One offers the best audio experience of any mobile phone available today. HTC BoomSound introduces for the first time on a phone, front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier and an amazing full HD display that immerses people in music, videos, games and the YouTube™ clips they love. Beats Audio™  integration is enabled across the entire experience for rich, authentic sound whether you’re listening to your favorite music, watching a YouTube video or playing a game.

HDR recording uses advanced dual microphones and audio processing to capture clean, rich sound that is worthy of high-definition video footage.  Phone calls sound great on HTC One thanks to the addition of HTC Sense Voice™, which boosts the call volume and quality in noisy environments so that conversations come through loud and clear.

HTC Sense TV™

HTC Sense TV transforms the new HTC One into an interactive program guide and remote control for most TVs, set-top boxes and receivers. Tapping the power of the cloud, Sense TV makes it simple and intuitive to see what’s on and find that favorite show.

Metal Unibody Design

Wrapped in a zero-gap aluminum unibody and sporting a brilliant 4.7”, Full HD (1080p) screen, the new HTC One features the latest Android Jelly Bean operating system and LTE network technology to offer blazingly-fast browsing in a package that combines premium design with breakthrough build quality.

Available in stunning silver and beautiful black, the sleek and crafted aluminum unibody sits comfortably in the hand and showcases HTC’s unique antenna technology, which helps people achieve a crystal clear signal. The display also resists scratches and reduces glare, whilst offering incredible 468ppi resolution and rich, natural colors.

Global Availability

The new HTC One will be available globally through more than 185 mobile operators and major retailers in more than 80 regions and countries beginning in March. For more information and to pre-register for the new HTC One, visit www.htc.com.

  • http://charlesjaymeyer.com/ Charles Meyer

    This disappoints me that Verizon will not have this phone. They need to get on top of this stuff.

  • TheCheapGamer

    Front facing speakers….finally!

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  • Ian Dunn

    Nobody has seemed to mention what kind of storage options this phone has. Is there an SD Card slot? Probably not. Will there at least be a 32GB option?

  • http://twitter.com/mxfox408 Jake Fox

    HTC still ignores what people really want in devices removable batteries, non hardware buttons, and SD Storage, is it any wonder why Samsung is now the top dog?

    • Shilamar

      Samsung has a hardware button……

      • http://twitter.com/mxfox408 Jake Fox

        Well yes but it still has the other two I mentioned.

  • joeblow

    Does not make sense for VZW to release this when the DNA has been out for months now and it has a bigger 1080 display. Yeah this has more S/W features and a slightly better PPI, and camera but besides that there is nothing groundbreaking and I am sure subsidized price will be $199+

  • talkdj

    Wow, a phone that plays music in STEREO?!?!? Yes, I know that they all do that with headsets, buds, etc. I’m talking STEREO on the speakers???? Geesh, way to go HTC. It’s about time someone did this. The phone looks cool too. It’s will be about the hardware and software and of course the flip clock

  • reggie1225

    Repeating what I said in another post on a previous article. HTC logo where a button, any button should be is an immediate fail. It’s one thing to skin a phone to help differentiate. That can be accepted. Getting rid of a button, one kinda needed by the system. Ultimate Fail. They wonder why they’re floundering then they pull a stunt like this on top of “features” hidden behind jargon. What chance I thought HTC had with bouncing back is gone. They’re going the way of RIM at this point.

    • Shilamar

      Watch how many it sells, and we’ll see how important a button is.

  • Tim Buchanan

    2300 mah battery?! Bwahaha! Good luck with that.

    • Chris

      S3 has 2100?

  • Rodeojones000

    Congrats HTC. You’ve managed to take your crappy skin and make it even worse.