HTC One revealed, set to go global from March


HTC has lifted the curtain on the company’s upcoming new flagship device, the HTC One.


Taking aim at the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S3 on the Android front, the HTC One will be packing a 4.7-inch Full HD display (1080p) at 468ppi. Storage options are either 32GB or 64GB, with 2GB of RAM sitting behind the quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU. HTC is also throwing in something that they call an “UltraPixel” rear camera, though how many megapixels it features is unknown at the moment. It will be capable of 1080p recording, as will the 2.1 megapixel front camera.


The company is not relying only on hardware to sell the HTC One however and have listed a whole lot of new features for the device. HTC BlinkFeed is a live stream of information on the phone’s home screen, including social network and news updates, so that users don’t have to go application-hopping.


One of the features for the “UltraPixel” camera is called Zoe and the description sounds like it fell right out of a Harry Potter film. HTC Zoe apparently “gives people the ability to shoot high-res photos that come to life in three-second snippets.” HTC BoomSound adds front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amp to the device, a first for phones according to HTC, and HTC’s Sense TV turns the handset “into an interactive program guide and remote control for most TVs, set-top boxes and receivers.”


The HTC One is set to start releasing worldwide in March this year. Unfortunately there is no indication as to when South Africa will see the latest from HTC or what pricing will be when it lands.


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