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19th February 2013 16:02:00
Posted by Douglas Baptie

HTC announces the HTC One

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HTC today announced the HTC One, its flagship smartphone, specially designed to offer the best possible camera and audio experience

Featuring Boom Sound, the HTC One has Beats Audio integration and front facing stereo speakers with their own dedicated amplifier – no more need for portable speakers.

The handset has HDR recording technology, while its dual microphones detect sound levels and dynamically adjust the volume to record clean, rich sound – even at live gigs where video sound is often distorted. Multi-axis optical image stabilisation also ensures video footage is smooth.

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From the HTC press release:

New features:

HTC BlinkFeed: A personal live stream right on the home screen

At the centre of the new HTC One experience is HTC BlinkFeed. 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 UltraPixel Camera with HTC Zoe

The breakthrough HTC UltraPixel Camera redefines how people capture, relive and share their most precious moments. HTC Zoe gives people the ability to shoot high-res photos that come to life in three-second snippets.

To enable this innovative camera experience, HTC developed a custom camera that includes a best-in-class f/2.0 aperture lens and a breakthrough sensor with UltraPixels that gather 300 percent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors.

HTC BoomSound

The new HTC One offers the best audio experience of any mobile phone available today. 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.

HDR recording uses advanced dual microphones and audio processing to capture clean, rich sound that is worthy of high-definition video footage. Phone calls sound great on HTC One thanks to the addition of HTC Sense Voice™, which boosts the call volume and quality in noisy environments so that conversations come through loud and clear.

HTC Sense TV™

HTC Sense TV transforms the new HTC One into an interactive program guide and remote control for most TVs, set-top boxes and receivers. Tapping the power of the cloud, Sense TV makes it simple and intuitive to see what’s on and find that favourite show.

Metal Unibody Design

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.

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HTC One Specifications

SIZE: 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm/4mm (max/min)
WEIGHT: 143 grams with battery
DISPLAY: 4.7 inch, Full HD 1080p, 468 PPI

CPU SPEED
• Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, quad-core, 1.7GHz

PLATFORM
• HTC Sense™ with Android™
• HTC BlinkFeed™

MEMORY
• Total storage: 32GB/64GB , available capacity varies
• RAM: 2GB DDR2

NETWORK
• GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
• WCDMA:
EU: 900/1900/2100 MHz
US (AT&T): 850/1900/2100 MHz
US (TMO): 850/AWS/1900/2100 MHz
US (Sprint): 700/AWS MHz
Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
UMTS only: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
• CDMA:
US (Sprint) 800/1900 MHz (BC0/BC1/BC10, Sprint)
• LTE:
EU: 800/1800/2600 MHz
US (AT&T): 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz
US (TMO): 700/AWS MHz
US (Sprint): 1900 MHz
Asia: 1800/2600 MHz

SIM
• microSIM

SENSORS
• Gyro sensor
• Accelerometer
• Proximity sensor
• Ambient light sensor

CONNECTIVITY
• 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
• NFC capable
• Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0
• Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX™ enabled
• Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
• DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
• Support consumer infrared remote control
• micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection (Special cable required for HDMI connection.)

HTC BOOMSOUND™
• Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
• Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™
• HDR Microphone
• Sense Voice

HTC ULTRAPIXEL CAMERA
• BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3'
• Dedicated HTC ImageChip™ 2
• F2.0 aperture and 28 mm 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 cameras
• HDR Video
• Continuous shooting and VideoPic
• Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback
• HTC Zoe™ with highlights and HTC Zoe™ Share
• Retouch with Object Removal, Always Smile, and Sequence Shot

MULTIMEDIA
Audio supported formats:
• Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
• Recording: .amr

Video supported formats:
• Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), FLAC, Vorbis
• Recording: .mp4

LOCATION
• Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
• Digital compass

BATTERY
• Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery
• Capacity: 2300 mAh

AC ADAPTER
• Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
• DC output: 5 V and 1 A