The moment HTC fans have been waiting for has finally arrived, as the company has officially announced the HTC One.
The HTC One is wrapped in a zero-gap aluminum body, has a 4.7″ LCD display at 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 4 megapixel (UltraPixels) rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera, 2,300 mAh battery, LTE support, Sense 5 and runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
The UltraPixel camera is definitely a different take on cameras as most manufactures are upping the pixels. HTC has another take on giving their users a great experience.
In regards to the camera HTC stated:
“For years, people have been misled about what is important in a camera, what matters is not pixel count, but pixel size. Bigger pixels let in more light, it’s simple physics… We’re trying to balance out what a lens can support and what a sensor can support. We’re talking about real image quality, not just megapixels for the sake of megapixels. The era of the megapixel is over.”
Below are specifications on the UltraPixel camera:
- BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0, Sensor size 1/3′
- Dedicated HTC ImageChip 2
- F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
- Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
- Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject
- Front Camera: 88 wide angle lens with HDR capability
- 1080p Full HD video recording for both front and back camera
- HDR Video
- Continuous shooting and VideoPic
- Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback
- HTC Zoe with highlights and HTC Share
- Retouch with Object Removal, Always Smile, and Sequence Shot
The HTC One also introduces HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound. These key new features innovate the mobile experience and will set a new standard for smartphones.
HTC BlinkFeed: is a bold new experience that transforms the home screen into a single live stream of personally relevant information such as social updates, entertainment and lifestyle updates, news and photos with immersive images so that people no longer need to go to separate applications to find out what’s happening.
HTC Zoe: gives people the ability to shoot high-res photos that come to life in three-second snippets. These Zoes, photos and videos are then displayed in a unique way that brings the gallery to life and transforms the traditional photo gallery of still images into a motion gallery of memories. It also automatically creates integrated highlight films from each event comprised of Zoes, photos and videos set to music with professionally designed cuts, transitions and effects.
HTC BoomSound: introduces for the first time on a phone, front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier and an amazing full HD display that immerses people in music, videos, games and the YouTube clips they love. Beats Audio integration is enabled across the entire experience for rich, authentic sound whether you’re listening to your favorite music, watching a YouTube video or playing a game.
Three of four major carriers in the U.S. will be offering the HTC One AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. There is no release date or price, but rumors are hinting at March. Below is a video on the HTC One.