HTC has announced its flagship for this year, called HTC One. The HTC One boasts of HTC’s newly invented technologies. The key feature of the HTC One is its new “Ultrapixel” camera. HTC One also takes benefit of some blazing fast hardware out there.
For the starter, it comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz and 2GB RAM. HTC One has the “Ultrapixel” camera onboard. As HTC claims, the ultrapixel camera provides bigger pixels than what is found the competing smartphone cameras. This improves image quality by letting 300% more light and details reach the sensor. It also has f/2.0 lens which is also 28mm wide. HTC One camera is also capable of 1080p HDR video recording. The camera also has gyroscope based Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for shake free videos.
After very long time we’re seeing something ‘metal’ in the Android smartphone segment. HTC One is aluminum claded smartphone with unibody construction. It features 4.7″ Full HD S-LCD3 disaplay which has nearly 470 ppi (pixel density). It has 2300 mAh non-removable battery. HTC One also features HTC BoomSound which brings stereo speakers on the front of the handset and also BeatsAudio integrated inside. It’s power button doubles up as an IR sensor which can be used to electronic appliances. Sadly it leaves out the microSD card slot to expand the memory.
On the software side it runs on Android Jellybean 4.1.2 with Sense UI. HTC will release Jellybean 4.2.2 update once the handset come to market.
HTC One will be available in 32/64 GB and in three colors, black,silver and red. It’ll start selling from March 2013 on 185 carriers in 80 regions. There’s no word on its pricing yet.