HTC unveiled its gorgeous new flagship phone, the HTC One, Tuesday at events staged at the same time in New York and London. Not looking like any other phone on the market, the Taiwanese handset maker’s latest flagship Android phone carved out of a solid block of aluminum has a next-generation processor and the densest, most colorful screen. It has what you’d expect from a brand new smartphone: 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 proc, 32 to 64GB of onboard storage, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, LTE and a 2300mAh battery. The screen is a whopping 4.7 inches with a 468ppi 1080p Super LCD 3 display. It runs Android 4.1.2 wrapped in a newer version of HTC’s Sense and hundreds of thousands of apps. It turns your photos into videos and boots into something that looks like Flipboard. And it’ll be available on several major U.S. carriers.
Where the One stands out from other Android phones on specs is with its camera. It has ditched megapixels for an ultrapixel camera that feature an updated ImageSense system, new ImageChip 2 hardware, along with a revamped light sensor. “An ultrapixel is twice the size of a megapixel — it lets in 300 percent more light,” Mike Woodward, President of HTC America, told ABC News in an interview. “We paired that with dual-axis stabilization. This is different than letting a shutter open.” The ultrapixel camera on the back is slightly inset to prevent scratching. HTC has also revamped its camera software with a clever feature called Zoe, to simultaneously capture a few seconds of high-definition video and still images, all at the press of a button.
According to CNET report, the HTC One should appear in the U.S. in March for T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint. It’ll cost $199.99 for the 32GB version and $299.99 for the 64GB version.
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