New HTC One - HTC One unveiled: 4.7-inch 1080p display, 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600, UltraPixel camera, Android 4.1.2 with Sense 5. These haven't been kind times for HTC. The Taiwanese handset maker's phones are operating in the shadow of Samsung's Galaxy devices, not to mention Apple's popular iPhone.
For starter's HTC has devised an attractive home screen called BlinkFeed that is meant to bring a stream of constantly updated news, social feeds and other entertainment content front and center while keeping the icons for your apps in the background. The company says you'll be able to glance at information from more than 1,400 media sources, including AOL, ESPN, MTV, and Reuters.
HTC has also revamped its camera software with a clever feature called Zoe, to simultaneously capture a few seconds of high definition video and still images, all at the press of a button. By dragging an onscreen slider, you can pick an image when your subjects looked their best. The Zoe software will also automatically create a little 30-second highlight reel from your video footage and stills, with transitions, effects and backed by a musical soundtrack. It appears to be a well-done touch.
HTC says the camera has been designed to take in more light than traditional camera sensors but I haven't had the opportunity yet to take more than one or two pictures.
Speaking of music, the phone has two forward facing stereo speakers and a dedicated amplifier that sounded loud and clear during a brief demonstration.—the company refers to it as HTC BoomSound. And HTC also includes fun karaoke software with lyrics fetched online from Gracenote.
HTC takes advantage of infrared to turn the phone into an interactive remote control for your television. You enter your TV provider and location and the device will show icons for all the shows currently airing. I didn't test the feature, but you're supposed to be able to tap an icon to launch a show. The first iteration of the TV app will not let you schedule a DVR recording.
New HTC One 4.7 Inch Specs and Features
Here is some The New HTC One Specs and Features:
- 4.7-inch full HD 1080p display 468ppi resolution
- Fastest 4G LTE networks
- Available in silver or black
- Comes in 32GB or 64GB versions
- 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600
- UltraPixel camera, 4-megapixel BSI sensor and f/2.0 lens
- Android 4.1.2 with Sense 5 (Jelly Bean version of Android)
- The battery is not removable, integrated 2,300mAh Li-polymer battery
- Radios for WiFi a/ac/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Dual stereo speakers
New HTC One Release Date and Price
HTC expects to start selling the New HTC One around the world in March, at more than 85 mobile operators. In the U.S., the list includes AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile, but notably not Verizon Wireless, which recently launched HTC's Droid DNA phone. About price of New HTC One, It's No pricing was announced.
I'm eager to spend more time with the device, which leaves a strong first impression. But whether the HTC One reverses HTC's fortunes in a hotly congested market remains to be seen of course. Samsung is expected to soon launch the next version of its own Galaxy flagship.