After joshing it for months, HTC finally revealed its newest flagship, called the One, HTC One. The flagship boasts a 4.7 inch Full HD 1080p display and a first-in-its-class ‘Ultrapixel camera’. It runs on Android 4.1.2 coupled with HTC’s new Sense 5 skin.
Just like last year, HTC has again beaten Samsung, its opponent, by unveiling its flagship first. Here are the specs in detail:
Wrapped in a zero-gap aluminium unibody and sporting a brilliant 4.7″, Full HD (1080p) screen, the new HTC One features the latest Android Jelly Bean operating system and LTE network technology to offer blazingly-fast browsing in a package that combines premium design with breakthrough build quality. It will be available in Red, Black and Silver colour versions.
At the front is the big 4.7 inch display and at either sides of it are stereo speakers which are quite loud at 93db, because of HTC’s BoomSound technology.
HTC One runs on a 1.7Ghz Quad-core Krait processor with Snapdragon 600 chipset along with 2GBs of RAM. The GPU is an Adreno 320 one. The storage tops at 32 or 64GB along with 25GB of Dropbox storage but there is no microSD card slot onboard so expanding memory is out of question.
The display of the HTC One is a 4.7 inches big Super LCD3 touchscreen. It is a Full HD 1080p unit with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels which translates to a pixel density of 469 pixels per inch. It is protected by Gorilla Glass 2 plus HTC’s own ‘Infinity Glass’ which makes it even more resistant to scratches.
The phone runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean which although isn’t up to date, will surely bring a lot of features to the pack. It is coupled by HTC’s newest Sense 5 UI. In this latest version of Sense, HTC has tried to make the overall OS a bit more mature but obviously more functional.
Instead of flowing along with the trend by announcing a high megapixel camera, HTC chose the other way round by showcasing a new ‘Ultrapixel’ camera. According to HTC, Ultrapixels are larger than the normal smartphone pixels which improve image quality and allow more light to be taken inside. HDR and Optical Image Stabilisation are there too. It’s a 4 megapixel unit and has an LED flash along with it. A 2.1mp Full HD front facing camera is also there.
The phone will launch in March but no pricing details have been given yet. Of course, since its a flagship device, no one should expect it to come cheap or at least below Rs. 60,000.
With the HTC One, the Taiwanese brand is once again at the top of the table. With innovative features like an Ultrapixel camera and Infinity Glass, the company can finally watch the phone wind away from the competition for some time coming, or at least until the next Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S IV, or the next big thing is announced.