HTC ProductDetail Hero slide 04 HTC unveils HTC One Android smartphone

HTC has announced its latest flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One, with a slew of new features including a revamped Sense UI, BlinkFeed live stream, UltraPixel camera, and BoomSound audio enhancements.

HTC has announced its latest flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One, with a slew of new features including a revamped Sense UI, BlinkFeed live stream, UltraPixel camera, and BoomSound audio enhancements.

 
The device features a 4.7-inch 1080p display, making it a direct contender to Samsung's large screen Galaxy models. It is powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM, and will come in 32GB or 64GB versions.
 
The HTC One runs Android Jelly Bean, but many of the key features are unique to HTC, including the Sense UI overlay, which has received an upgrade, including the cloud-enabled Sense TV, which allows the HTC One to become a remote control and TV guide for many TVs, set-top boxes, and receivers.
 
HTC ProductDetail Hero slide 04 HTC unveils HTC One Android smartphone
 
BlinkFeed is one of the selling points, offering a live stream of personally relevant information, including social updates, news, and photos. HTC has inked deals with a number of content partners, including AOL, ESPN, MTV and Reuters, to provide some of this.
 
The UltraPixel Camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens and HTC Zoe is an unusual approach to photography, with users able to create three-second snippets of the footage they capture, which can then be shared. Other features include a 360 degree panorama, time sequencing, and object removal.
 
BoomSound completes the major features by offering front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier, a first for a mobile phone. BeatsAudio is also integrated for better audio, while Sense Voice improves the quality of calls in noisy environments.
 
The HTC One, available in silver, black or red, launches globally in March. Pricing will depend on region and mobile carrier.