Apparently, the rumors were all true. Taiwanese mobile giant today officially announced ‘HTC One’, a “refreshed” version of its flagship Android device in dual events in London and New York. With a sleek aluminum body, the HTC One smartphone brings some of the best specs we have seen in a while.
The 4.7-inch device gallops on the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 running at 1.7GHz assisted by 2GB DDR2 of RAM. It packs an optically bonded Super LCD 3 display with a full 1080p resolution and 468dpi pixel density inside a machined aluminum unibody, with Gorilla Glass 2 protecting the screen. The device actually ships with the latest version of Android. The OS will, though, have HTC’s Sense UI layered on top of it.
Connectivity is provided by Wi-Fi up to 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and over LTE, and navigation through GPS and GLONASS and the usual array of sensors: motion, digital compass, gyroscope, and ambient light detection. HTC One has a 2,300 Li-polymer battery, and fixed storage at either 32GB or 64GB depending on region. Overall, HTC One is a new design strategy that the company will try to edge over the competition to route back to financial abundance.
The most notable additions with the One are – a sleek aluminum body, a live home screen, dual frontal stereo speakers and UltraPixel Camera. With a click of a shutter, the phone will automagically captures up to 20 photos and a 3-second video. The smartphone sports 2.1 MP Front Camera with HDR capability and supports 1080p Full HD video recording for both front and back cameras. The sound output from micro-drilled grilles is bigger. The big dual frontal stereo speakers, powered by built-in amplifiers, make the track more entertaining than ever. The drivers behind the grills use a floating-membrane system, rather than piezo-electric that makes the sound around 4 times higher than comparable smartphones.
Connectivity options abound with quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and quad-band HSPA+ which includes AWS frequencies – 850/900/1900/2100 MHz in Europe and Asia.
Price and Availability
The HTC One will be available in silver or black, in 32GB or 64GB capacities and will hit the shelves in March for an undisclosed price, with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Cincinnati Bell, and Best Buy receiving the handset in the US. Sorry, Verizon customers, no One love for you! 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.