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HTC One specs and features officially announced

Check out the HTCOne specs and features, officially unveiled today. Judging from the spec sheet, HTCdelivered a solid, if not groundbreaking device. Do you agree?
February 19, 2013
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At dual launch events in New York and London, HTCrevealed 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 HTCOne 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 HTCOne 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 HTCOne good enough?

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

Judging from the official specifications, HTCdelivered 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 HTCOne 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 HTCOne we’ve seen, the display looks breathtakingly sharp.

Just like last year, HTCemphasized the sound and camera experience provided by the HTCOne. The camera sensor of the HTCOne 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 HTCOne 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 HTCOne.

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 HTCOne is dubbed BoomSound. HTCsays the One features the largest sound chamber in any phone.

Much to the dismay of some HTCfans, 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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