Today HTC announced the new HTC One. This will replace one of last year’s best Android Devices, the HTC One X.
The new HTC one will pick up right where the One X left off, with outstanding specs including a 4.7in 1080p screen with a pixel density of a whopping 468 ppi! This behemoth is powered by a 1.7 Ghz Snapdragon SoC with 2 GB of DDR2 Ram. It also comes equipped with 32GB of memory, with some areas receiving the option for 64GB. The One will be powered by a 2300 mAH battery and all of the standard fittings for a flagship device: LTE supporting GSM/GPRS/Edge 850/900/1800/1900mhz in North AMerica, HSPA/MCDMA in Europe and Asia with 850/900/1900/2100 mhz, GPS and Gyroscope are also included along with Stereo front firing speakers being heralded as HTCBoom.
What else do you need when you have a 1080p screen? A Camera to match it. Much like Apple has done with their sensors on the iPhone, HTC has focused on the quality of the sensor rather than how many megapixels. HTC has introduced what they are calling the Ultra Pixel Camera. HTC is using their own custom developed sensor. This tackles the issue by using oversized sensors that are capable of absorbing roughly 3 times more light than a traditional 8 megapixel camera sensor. According to HTC, this should then provide excellent low light photos. The camera will also feature HDR photos and a video mode. To add a unique twist to the camera, HTC is adding what they are calling HTC ZOE. This feature captures five frames before you press the shutter, and then takes an additional 15 photo afterwards. In addition to this, the camera will take a 3 second video clip to coincide with the photo.
HTC also announce their new Sense UI, BlinkFeed. This largely resembles the tiles on a Windows 8 phone, or tile layout of apps like Flipboard. This UI promises to keep you in touch,with a simple tile interface, that will stream all of your social networking additions to one page.
The most unique aspect of this device is the inclusion of an IR blaster, which can control your television and other entertainment devices from your phone. I am not sure why it took so long for a company to figure out that this makes perfect sense to add this functionality, but I am glad someone has finally done it. To complement the IR blaster, HTC has embedded a guide into the UI giving user the ability to access the content they want to watch.
The HTC One will be available sometime towards the end of March, and will be available in US through AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. The UK is expected to launch at the same time being available on Vodaphone, EE O2 and Three.