HTC One is the smartphone that made the headlines over the past few weeks and today the Twain-based company has officially showed it’s new flagship smartphone to the world.
The flagship smartphone was previously known as HTC M7, but today we know for sure that the Asian phone maker will sell it as HTC One. Presented at two press events that were held simultaneously in London and New York, the official announcement just came to confirm most of the rumors that went live over the past months.
The HTC One will become the new flagship of the company and it will have to be really special and attract the public in order to help the Taiwanese phone manufacturer return on the right path after two years with financial results below expectations.
Just like all the tech publications wrote so far HTC One comes pre-loaded with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and its HTC’s first terminal to feature the new version of the company’s user interface, dubbed HTC Sense 5.
Even though the rumor mill speculated that HTC One will come with a Snapdargon S4 Pro chipset overclocked at 1.7 GHz, the new flagship is underpinned by a Snapdragon 600 SoC based on four Krait cores at 1.7 GHz and 28 nm architecture. The handset also packs 2 GB of RAM DDR2, being available with two internal storage options of 32 and 64 GB.
The 2,300 mAh Li-polymer batter is kept prisoner in the metallic case of the HTC One.
The camera unit of the HTC One might become one of the major selling points of the new handset, as the officials of the company have previously stated that the new sensor will be able to fight on par with the impressive 41 megapixel camera of Nokia’s PureView 808.
The Ultrapixel Camera comes with a BSI Sensor, 2.0 ?m pixel size, 1/3′ Sensor size, and HTC’s proprietary HTC Image Chip 2. The unit has F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens and OIS (Optical Image Stabilization).
The LED flash couldn’t have been missing, but the HTC One has a Smart Flash with five different levels of flash depending on the distance to subject. The front camera is a 2.1 megapixel unit with 88 wide angle lens with HDR capability.
Both camera units of the HTC one come with full HD 1080p video recording capabilities. The flagship handset also has other goodies like HTC Zoe, HTC Zoe Share, Retouch with Object Removal, Always Smile, or Sequence Shot.
In terms of connectivity HTC One comes with 3.5 mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, DLNA, and infrared remote control. It also packs an NFC chip, micro-USB 2.0 port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection, and, of course 4G LTE capabilities.
Because it’s an HTC smartphone, One comes with Beats Audio and the company’s proprietary HTC Boomsound: dual stereo speakers orientated towards the front with bulit-in amplifires, HDR mic, and Sense Voice.
For the time being, that’s all about the new HTC One, but stay tuned as we will return with fresh details about the terminal’s availability and price.
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