The HTC One has been official unveiled at the company’s hyped event and has a whole list of potentially industry defining high-end features in tow. There’s the ‘Ultrapixel’ camera, a full HD screen (naturally) and a quad core 1.7GHz Snapdragon processor, in addition to several new enhancements named BlinkFeed, BoomSound and Zoe.
The One from the Taiwanese manufacturer runs on Jelly Bean and features a few new Sense upgrades. But what’s most interesting is that the phone seems to merge into the Android experience, elements of Windows Phone 8, specifically its live tiles showing. Called BlinkFeed, it is part of the new Sense experience and plasters social and other content onto the home screen, effectively transforming it into a connected live stream.
The phone comes with a 4.7-inch 1080p display with a pixel density of 468ppi, delivering all this content to users. Under the hood it conceals 2GB of DDR2 RAM, either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage and the already mentioned quad core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, which has since only been confirmed for one other device, the larger G Pro in LG’s Optimus series.
Coming to its Ultrapixel camera, it was rumored some time ago when the handset still went by the name M7. The company says that it can let in 300 percent more light than conventional sensors, leading to really noticeable low-light sensitivity. Other improved capabilities include enhanced 360-degree panorama, time sequencing and object removal. The 2.1MP front snapper has an ultra-wide angle lens and both imagers can capture in 1080p. There is also an upgraded version of the company’s dedicated imaging chip.
Other options afforded are what we generally see with most high-end devices and include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, DLNA, NFC and LTE connectivity, besides the internal GPS antenna with GLONASS. For those holding their breath on a battery announcement, the smartphone gets a 2,300mAh power unit which doesn’t seem all that large. And in addition to the white and black press shots we saw leak, there appears to be a bright red hue adding more color to people’s lives.
A price for the newly unveiled HTC One has not been revealed, but it is expected it will get a release date for sometime in March in more than 80 regions globally. The company has tied up with over 185 mobile operators across the world to make this happen.
Take a look at the full specifications we’ve listed below.
– Android Jelly Bean with new Sense technology
– 4.7-inch full HD 1080p display
– UltraPixel primary camera
– 2.1MP front-facing webcam
– Dedicated HTC ImageChip 2
– 2GB of DDR2 RAM
– 32GB or 64GB internal memory options
– 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
– LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, Wi-Fi, DLNA, NFC connectivity
– 2,300mAh Li-polymer battery
– 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 millimeters in dimensions
– 143 grams in weight
– Others: GPS with GLONASS; BoomSound, BlinkFeed and Zoe enhancements