After weeks of speculation and leaks, HTC announces their latest smartphone the HTC One set to launch worldwide in March 22nd.
HTC announced today the launch of their newest flagship phone the HTC One. After much speculation interested consumers can finally get the official breakdown on what the new smartphone has to offer. Below are the basic specs for the HTC One:
- 4.7 inch 1080p display
- Qualcomm’s 1.6 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 chipsets
- 2 GB of RAM
- 32 or 64 MB of internal memory
- Running on Android Jellybean
- Sense 5 UI
Surprisingly, the HTC One does not offer the largest screen that HTC has put out nor the fastest Qualcomm chipset. Instead of offering the biggest and fastest, company’s like HTC and Samsung are focusing more on features that will distinguish their phone from the competition. Aside from the forward-facing speakers, dubbed the “BoomSound,” HTC is pushing their camera as the best on the market. The “ultrapixel” sensor allegedly can collect 300 percent more light than standard smartphone cameras thanks to an f/2.0 lens.
The biggest change, however, is the new UI for the HTC One. Gone are the gaudy and overwrought interfaces of the previous UI. Sense 5 is much sleeker, cleaner and incredibly unobtrusive. The new Sense icons are now flatter and more in line with Jelly Bean’s simple aesthetics. BlinkFeed, a new feature, pulls content from thousands of online news sites and collects them on an activity stream. This serves as the user’s home screen. Unfortunately, there is now way to turn off the BlinkFeed. Users can only turn down the amount of sites that BlinkFeed pulls from.
As of now, HTC has announced that it will be available on 185+ carriers worldwide by March 22nd. In the States, AT&T, Spring and T-Mobile will carry the HTC One.
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