HTC One specs and features officially announced

by: Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 19, 2013

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At dual launch events in New York and London, HTC revealed today its flagship device for 2013. Previously known as the M7, the One embodies HTC’s efforts to turn itself around, after many months of falling market share and strategic missteps.

To compete with the formidable opponents it faces in the market, the HTC One must deliver the complete package – specs, features, design, and software. While the design of the device was not a big surprise (thanks to the repeated leaks), we weren’t completely sure about the specs of the device. But the wait is now finally over, as we are able to present you the official HTC One specs and features.

HTC One specs

  • Size: 9.3mm thick, 137.4mm long, 68.2mm wide
  • Weight: 143g
  • CPU: Snapdragon 600, quad-core, clocked at 1.7Ghz
  • GPU: Adreno 320
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB, no microSD card slot
  • Display: 4.7-inch Super LCD 3, full HD 1980 x 1080 resolution, 468ppi
  • Rear camera: 4 Ultrapixels, OIS, HDR video, ImageChip 2
  • Front camera: 2.1 MP, 1080p recording
  • Connectivity: LTE/3G, Bluetooth 4, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, DLNA, MHL
  • Sensors: GPS&GLONASS, Infrared blaster, NFC
  • Battery: 2300mAh
  • Operating system: Android 4.1.2, Sense 5 and BlinkFeed
  • Sim card: microSIM
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 Are the specifications of the HTC One good enough?

Will the HTC One be able to stand against the Galaxy S4, the Xperia Z, and the Optimus G?

Judging from the official specifications, HTC delivered a solid, if not groundbreaking device. The highlights of the spec sheet include the new Snapdragon 600 SoC, Qualcomm’s new generation of mobile chips, which integrates a quad-core CPU, an Adreno 320 GPU, and an LTE modem. The only other device so far that comes equipped with a Snapdragon 600 processor is the LG Optimus G Pro, due to hit the first markets later this month.

The optical bonded display of the HTC One is super dense. At 468ppi, it easily beats the previous leaders, devices like the Sony Xperia Z and the Droid DNA. From the videos of the HTC One we’ve seen, the display looks breathtakingly sharp.

Just like last year, HTC emphasized the sound and camera experience provided by the HTC One. The camera sensor of the HTC One is made of three layers of “ultrapixels”, which enables the device to take sharper, less noisy images, even in low lighting, albeit at a lower resolution. Both the front and the rear camera on the HTC One are fitted with optical stabilization systems. Hopefully, we’ll see a real competitor to the Nokia Lumia 920. Somehow disappointing, there is no shutter button on the HTC One.

The One features two stereo frontal speakers, which is a welcomed departure from the setup on most smartphones. The frontal placement of the speakers ensures that users will be treated with the best sound (an impressive 93dB sound level), without having to hold the phone in an awkward way. The Beats Audio integration comes as no surprise. The new sound technology on the HTC One is dubbed BoomSound. HTC says the One features the largest sound chamber in any phone.

Much to the dismay of some HTC fans, the new One does not break from the tradition of featuring a unibody design. This means that the battery is sealed and there’s no microSD card slot. Speaking of which, the 2300mAh capacity is a step forward from the 1,800mAh that powered the HTC One X. However, the One will likely not lead any battery benchmarks.

What do you think? Does the One represent a turning point for HTC? Or is it too little too late? Let us know by answering our poll.

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  • MasterMuffin

    Rear camera 4MP!?!?!?!?!?! Wtf, that must be a typo :O

    • rashad reyaz

      it features ultra pixels idiot. -_-

      • MasterMuffin

        You’re an idiot, just asked a question -_-

        • seems like the guy hasnt read anything about this phone because the camera was explained last week. so yes he is an idiot.

          • MasterMuffin

            Well I accept :) I’m too excited, mobile page is back! Looking weird as you know what but still, it’s back!
            Edit: The article did say MegaPixels not UltraPixels originally, so that’s probably the reason for the question

    • mistercow4u

      It’s their new camera tech; essentially it’s (3) 4 mega pixel sensors layered on top of each other.

      • True_Neutral

        Nope, it’s not a Foveon sensor. It’s simply a large sensor with large pixels which will hopefully keep the noise down. You guys need to read and understand the literature rather than simply repeating HTC’s hyperbole.

    • Its 4MP ultrapixals it suppose to be better than any rival 8MP+ cameras

    • Jaysen

      theyre ultrapixels

    • Srinivas Rajkumar

      mate its ultra pixal which is 30% more efficient than megapixal …

  • jaran james

    You sure thats not a 4mp front facing camera if your correct then HTC has officially ended their attempted comeback with that one and no micro sd card is battery removable….wow htc tell me your kidding. Are we being punked

    • The 4MP camera is the back because they use ultra pixels (they use 3, 4MP shots combine to make a better picture so its 3 * 4 = 12 MP)

      • True_Neutral

        It’s not a Foveon sensor. It’s simply a larger BSI sensor with bigger than normal (for a smartphone) 2.0 micron sensors for better low light performance.

  • Guest

    Officially it’s a 8 MP camera. 2 x 4 Megapixel.

    • HellG

      wait what…. last time i saw the leak it said 3 sensors each one is 4.3 megapixels and in the end these 3 makes a 13megapixel camera not 8 o_O

  • Do people even know how pixels work. Your 1080p monitor is just over 2 megapixels. The more megapixels an image has, the larger it can be made without losing detail/zoomed in further without losing detail. If I’m honest, camera’s need to have better overall function before they start upping the pixel count.

  • Ivan Budiutama

    I really wonder how the new UI work. How about the 3rd party widgets? is it will fit automatically into the new UI? the blink-something. Or the blink-something is actually just unique widget on Sense 5, that take all page on the home screen and interactively act like windows tile with modification. Means the third widgets can be fit on other home screen. Anyone can clarify this?

    • I’m wondering the same thing. Just how customisable are the live-tile-lookalike widgets and what about third party widgets. I certainly wouldn’t want a home screen that forced me to stick to that Windowsy look.

      • Ivan Budiutama

        let’s hope not. Although I like the simple tile style on windows. But when talking about Android, I will want my full army of widgets :D

  • samrat

    only sucks in the battery department… unremovable and only 2300 mh which is = galaxy s3 of last year

  • Altia

    I certainly don’t regret getting my Note 2. After my HTC Inspire 4G, battery is the main selling point to me. If it doesn’t have a large mAh battery, and/or I can’t replace it, it’s a no sale.

    • Timmy

      Have to agree with you. No removable battery = no sale. Too bad, the rest of it looks nice. Still looking like the GS4 will be my upgrade to GN1.

      • John A

        Yup. I have to agree too. Everything looks good about it except for that darn battery issue. Looking like the GS4 will be my upgrade from the DHD

  • I know I am probably biased, being in the anti Sense camp, and it’s still only after being announced, but even donning a neutral position, I think one would have to admit that this new version of Sense could be even more polarising than previous versions.

  • CyBrix_21

    Impressive. Yet not surprising…

  • Uffe_Malmo

    Have anyone found any documentation about what LTE frequencies that will be supported?

  • Netto

    With there being no micro sd slot, I won’t be buying this. Was also hoping for a battery that had a bit more higher capacity. Otherwise seems like a good phone though won’t be recommending it much to anyone yet before I read reviews about how bulky or not the new sense is.

  • Randy Sylmar

    When will HTC learn that battery life is important to most people. Why would you throw a 400+ ppi 1080p screen with a quad core cpu + LTE with just a 2300 mAh battery? If they were going to screw their customers on battery life then at least let us change the battery. Yet, another fail for whoever is at HTC thinking that this was a good idea. All in all it’s another great phone but you don’t skim out on the battery department. It’s just a stupid move.

    • John A

      I agree 100% with you.

  • jrod

    Check out MOBILE GEEKS quadrant score for M7 it 12000 unreal.!!!!!!!!! Check the youtube channel.

    • MasterMuffin

      I don’t believe that it’s 12000 but still the score is probably really high thanks to Snappy 600

  • Mike Reid

    Locked boot-loader, right ? No sale.

  • Wow. I am sorely disappointed with how ugly that phone is. I was seriously considering jumping ship to HTC this year from Samsung, but they can forget it.

  • g

    its freaking huge for a 4.7 inch phone, it should have atleast a 5.1 inch screen with dimensions like that

  • wireless

    does it support wireless charging?

  • i like the look and if build quality is as good as my venerable htc legend which is still going then it will be a solid phone but as everyone else says , no removable battery or sdcard slot & pathetically small battery = no sale. Why the hell don’t manufacturers concentrate on battery life its no good producing more and more powerful phones without the juice to run them , why not fit 2 batteries?? or one great honking one.

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  • LAra

    Wtf’s an “ultra pixel”?? Someone explain.l

  • While some people do not like the design of this phone, I think it looks nice. I can’t wait to hear how the speakers sound and see what all this “ultrapixel” fuss is all about.

  • Gman

    Everyone thinks not being able to access the battery is a sin, also no micro sd are we still in 2010? Seriously there will be cloud based storage and a choice of 32 or 64 gig. I think Htc make great phones and keep the likes of Samsung on there toes. i will be looking at this as my next phone.