HTC Unveils Flagship 4.7" 1080p HTC One Smartphone
February 19, 2013 12:47 PM
comment(s) - last by
Aluminum unibody phone is HTC's answer to the iPhone 5
At a pair of special press events in London, UK, and New York City, New York Taiwanese smartphone-maker HTC Corp. (
next generation superphone
, which it dubs "HTC One".
Apple, Inc. (
) and Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (
) in the sales and image race, HTC is looking to take a step forward with Se the new smartphone.
The phone is encased in a slick aluminum unibody, and has a back mic to help remove ambient noise, similar to the iPhone. The antenna is built into the body. It weighs 143 g (vs. 133 g for a Galaxy S III), but that weight is partly accounted for by a beefier 2300 mAh battery, which should improve battery life. It is 9.3 millimeters thick (vs. 8.6mm for the Galaxy S III or 7.6 mm for the iPhone 5).
Building on HTC's accoustic differentiation, the new 4.7-inch smartphone packs BoomSound -- dual stereo speakers. It features a powerful quad-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 series processor from Qualcomm, Inc. (
) and 2 GB of DDR2 DRAM. And there's a gorgeous 1920x1080 pixel (1080p) display. Memory stacks up with 32 and 64 GB base capacities -- but no microSD, by the looks of it. Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and 802.11n standards are all supported.
The camera sensor is relatively large 1/3-inch (bigger than the iPhone 5's sensor). HTC pairs its with its second generation ImageChip, which allows taking still frames from video. The phone uses high dynamic range (HDR) technology to enhance images in diverse lighting conditions.
The HTC One
And there's an infrared blaster that allows the phone to act as a TV remote. HTC calls its remote software "Sense TV".
The phone packs a new HTC Sense UI skin, built on top of the base Android installation. The new skin packs a new live tiles app called "BlinkFeed". The interface looks somewhat like the iOS/Android app Flipboard or the base animated tiles found in Windows Phone.
Content partners for blinkfeed include ESPN and the Associated Press.
There's also built-in image editing, similar to BlackBerry, Ltd.'s (
BlackBerry 10 operating system
The handset will be available in March. In the U.S. it will be initially be carried by AT&T, Inc. (
), Sprint Nextel Corp. (
) and T-Mobile USA. It will be also sold at Best Buy Inc. (
). Existing HTC customers can trade in their old phone for $100 USD towards the handset.
HTC will face a tough fight for market share, with iPhone 5
seeing strong sales
and with Samsung reportedly
prepping the Galaxy S IV for a March 14 launch
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
2/19/2013 3:59:22 PM
I also like the quip about a noise cancelling mic on the back, similar to the iPhone.
I couldn't remember the last time I used a phone
a noise cancelling mic. Yet Apple shows one commercial, and now people seem to think they invented it.
You can say it has a noise cancelling mic, but by referencing the iPhone, it makes it seem like Apple revolutionized something they didn't.
"We are going to continue to work with them to make sure they understand the reality of the Internet. A lot of these people don't have Ph.Ds, and they don't have a degree in computer science." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis
Report: Galaxy S IV to Be Announced March 14
February 19, 2013, 9:29 AM
Quick Note: U.S. Pricing, Availability for HTC One Revealed
February 15, 2013, 7:16 AM
HTC Beats Expectations, But Posts Troubling Outlook as it Eyes Chinese Growth
February 4, 2013, 1:45 PM
RIM Ditches Name, Becomes "BlackBerry", Announces BlackBerry 10 Smartphones
January 30, 2013, 10:00 AM
Quick Note: Apple Sells 2 Million iPhone 5 Smartphones During Chinese Debut
December 17, 2012, 9:17 AM
AT&T Will Also Receive the HTC One (M8) for Windows
August 19, 2014, 9:27 PM
Sharp's "Edge-to-Edge" AQUOS Crystal Smartphone Coming to Sprint for $239 Off-Contract
August 19, 2014, 7:31 PM
After 34 Years With Microsoft, Steve Ballmer Parts Way to Focus on LA Clippers
August 19, 2014, 4:17 PM
HTC One (M8) for Windows Officially Announced for Verizon Wireless
August 19, 2014, 12:15 PM
Quick Note: ASUS Readies Smartwatch for IFA 2014, Shows Teaser Image
August 19, 2014, 9:30 AM
LG Already Gearing Up for G Watch Sequel Next Month
August 19, 2014, 7:54 AM
Most Popular Articles
Lumia 830 Gets Major Upgrades Including New 20.1 Megapixel Toshiba Sensor
August 15, 2014, 6:00 PM
With USB Type-C Spec Finalized, Reversible Cables Will Soon Be Upon Us
August 13, 2014, 8:46 AM
Windows Phone, BlackBerry Smartphone Market Share Falls to 2.5%, 0.5% Respectively
August 15, 2014, 9:44 AM
Update: Samsung Gets Official With 4.7”, Aluminum-frame Galaxy Alpha Smartphone
August 14, 2014, 8:56 AM
GM Concedes That the Cadillac ELR Doesn’t Really Compete with the Tesla Model S
August 15, 2014, 5:42 PM
Latest Blog Posts
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
Tesla vs. BMW: Who Has the Safer EV?
Feb 1, 2014, 2:56 PM
Justice Leaks Details of Next HTC One Two Flagship Phone
Dec 5, 2013, 4:04 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information