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HTC One announced – new flagship smartphone

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HTC has announced their new flagship smartphone for the year, the HTC One.  The specs are  quite impressive: Full HD 1080p 4.7″ screen (468 ppi), Quad-core Snapdragon, 4G LTE, and perhaps the most compelling feature, an “ultrapixel” camera.  HTC spends in great detail an explanation of this process.  While the camera takes just 4MP photos, they claim it can let in 3x more light as the sensor is significant bigger and each pixel is larger.  The demo photos look really good.  Along with this new sensor, HTC offers some new photo options including the capture of a 20 shot burst for a photo (5 shots before the shutter goes off and 15 shots after) and the recording of a 3-second video clip for each photo which makes all your photos somewhat “active” (I’m guessing this would be in the preview mode).

The new HTC One

The HTC Sense UI looks excellent as always (still my favorite of any user interface) and includes some very good new upgrades like ‘live/active’ updating feeds (they call it Blinkfeed).  HTC has also incorporated a remote control function (finally, someone did it!) that can control your TV.  The overall design also looks very attractive: full metallic body and dual front speakers.

HTC Blinkfeed

There is enough here that could help the HTC One stand out from the competition.  I do wish it had a slightly bigger screen as I’m used to a large phone/screen now and don’t really want to give up the space.  But these new functions could tempt me to give it a try.  I especially want to see how good this camera sensor is in low light situations.  I’m not a fan of the name as their previous handset (which I owned) was called the HTC One X and there could be confusion over the different models, but this one is by far superior.

HTC One Camera





2 thoughts on “HTC One announced – new flagship smartphone

  1. Lee Lapaglia on said:

    The HTC One is an Android smartphone manufactured by Taiwanese manufacturer HTC. Serving as a successor to the HTC’s 2012 flagship phone, the One X (a device that was critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful due in part to poor marketing efforts), the One places emphasis on unique hardware and software features, such as an aluminum casing, front-facing stereo speakers, a revised version of HTC’s Sense user experience, a new camera implementation with an image sensor designed to perform better in low-light environments, and other unique software functionality such as the scrolling “BlinkFeed” content feed and Zoe camera feature.’:`”

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