HTC announces its new flagship Android handset, the eye-catching HTC One

HTC announces its new flagship Android handset, the eye-catching HTC One

HTC has taken the wraps off its top-of-the-line Android device, the HTC One, and it’s a particularly delicious looking thing, with its single aluminium body with zero-gap construction.

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Looking dapper in a two tone black and silver metal finish,  the flagship HTC One packs a generous 4.7-inch 1080p HD display (468 pixels per inch) backed by 2GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage.

Inside there’s a beefy a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU which should keep things hurtling along, while the 2300 mAh battery should at least see you through the day.

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On top of the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS will be HTC’s enhancements, including  a BlinkFeed widget, which aggregates news and posts from over a thousand sources to provide something akin to Flipboard on your home screen.

The handset comes with a pair of front-facing stereo speakers utilising HTC’s ‘BoomSound.’  We like front facing speakers.

HTC have made a big deal about their new ‘4-ultrapixel’ f2 camera which they say will deliver better low-light results than current class leaders like the iPhone 5, S3 and Nokia Lumia 920.

Their phone’s shooter comes with HTC’s ‘Zoe’ technology which can automatically capture high resolution photos and short videos at the same time.

Availability

The HTC One will be available on EE’s speedy 4G service from mid-March, priced at £69.99 on a £41 per month 24 month package, with users receiving 1GB of mobile data, as well as unlimited UK calls and texts.

The handset will also be available on Orange and T-Mobile 3G networks across a range of plans including £69.99 on a £36 per month, 24 month plan.

Scroll down for the specs and press release:

HTC One

 

Main specifications

  • 4.7 inch, 1080p, 468 ppi, Super LCD 3 display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core 1.7 GHz processor
  • Android Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB and 64GB integrated storage capacity
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n WiFi, DLNA, Infrared (more on this below)
  • Dual front facing speakers with integrated amplifiers
  • Beats Audio
  • HDR microphone
  • HTC Ultrapixel camera with 2.0 micrometer pixel, F2.0 aperature, 28 mm lens, and 1/3′ sensor
  • 2,300 mAh Li-polymer battery
  • Dimensions: 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm and 143 grams

Promo video and hands on preview:

HTC announces its new flagship Android handset, the eye-catching HTC One

UK press release:

HTC One with superfast 4G – only on EE

19 February 2013. London. EE, the UK’s most advanced digital communications company, today announced it will exclusively launch the new HTC One smartphone with superfast 4G.

The HTC One will be available on EE’s superfast 4G service via the EE online shop, EE telesales and EE retail stores from mid-March. It will be available across a range of 4GEE price plans, and is just £69.99 on a £41 per month 24 month package, with users receiving 1GB of mobile data, as well as unlimited UK calls and texts.

Paul Jevons, Director of Products and Devices, EE, said: “We’re delighted to be the only operator to offer the HTC One enabled with 4G from launch. This handset delivers an incredible mobile experience when matched with EE’s superfast 4G network – allowing customers to
make the most out of their HTC One when on the move.”

In addition to superfast speeds and EE services, customers with an HTC One smartphone on a 4GEE price plan will also benefit from:

· EE Film – the UK film service that features 2-for-1 on cinema tickets

· A discount on EE superfast fibre broadband – so they can get blistering download speeds at home and on the move

· Fast track customer service by dialling ’33’ from their handset

The HTC One will also be available on the UK’s largest 3G network from Orange and T-Mobile across a range of plans including £69.99 on a £36 per month, 24 month plan.

Further information on the HTC One, including full details of EE’s price plans and pre-order* will be made available in due course on www.ee.co.uk/shop.

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