HTC announced its flagship phone for 2013, the HTC One, today. HTC hasn’t exactly had a good time in the business last year, but it hopes that the HTC One will help it achieve the targets set by the company for this year. By the looks of it, the device should bring good amount of business to the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer. The device looks awesome, and several people are eager to get hands on HTC One. The company has just ‘announced’ the phone and not ‘launched’ it, so folks will have to wait for a while. How long? Well, not really long because the launch is scheduled for March of 2013.
In order to bring in business, the company has joined hands with over 185 wireless carriers and major retailers worldwide for the HTC One. The US carriers who will be offering the HTC One include AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. If you’re a Verizon user, it’s a bad news for you because the carrier has decided not to offer the HTC One at the moment. Apart from U.S., the latest HTC offering will be made available in over 80 more countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In Europe, carriers including H3G, Orange, Telefonica/O2, T-Mobile, Tele2, Vodafone, and many more will be selling the One.
It is worth noting that HTC One will be made available in the market in the month of March, but US carriers are always known for delaying the launch and same should hold good for HTC One as well. Nevertheless, we’ll keep you updated about the US launch as soon as we get some heads up.
As far as the device goes, it has several features which make it stand out of the crowd. The device looks great, and it reminds me of iPhone 5 and HTC Droid DNA. The fascia is dominated by a 4.7 inch display which has 1080p full HD resolution, which also means it has a pixel density figure of a whopping 468 ppi, making it perhaps the best display in the category.
Talking of the internal hardware, it’s featuring the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 with a quad-core 1.7GHz Krait 300 processor. The Snapdragon 600 is the successor of Snapdragon S4 Pro, and the former delivers 40% better performance than the latter. HTC One is one of the first devices to be featuring this chip, and the only other device that is confirmed to be using this chip is the LG Optimus G Pro.
The Snapdragon 600 is complemented by Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM. The device will be available in two storage capacity variants, 32GB and 64GB, and there’s no microSD slot, so no expansion of memory space is possible. Of course it supports 4G LTE and also comes with NFC inbuilt. The device is fitted with HTC UltraPixel Camera which possibly ends the megapixel race and concentrates more on increasing the pixel size, and hence the amount of captured light.
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