The HTC One smartphone is hours away from an official announcement, and HTC has already begun teasing us with scanty details about the device. Sure those leaks cannot exactly be considered teasing, but it’s almost obvious that part of it was deliberate. We’ve seen the leaked renders of the HTC One which looked an awful lot like the BlackBerry Z10, and it’s most probably the real deal. The microphone and speaker grilles are located on the front according to these leaked renders, and we should see the same design being unveiled. And almost confirming that is a new leaked image, claimed to be that of the HTC One, and it appears to be the official press shot of the smartphone. This is probably the most descriptive leak of the smartphone we’ve seen till date, but it’s nothing special considering that the device is less than two hours away from launch. Either way, we like what we see and I’m fairly certain that it’s the under the hood specs which is going to make most of the noise, so the design shouldn’t matter much. Noticeably, there appears to be Beats Audio branding on the back of the device, as you would expect from an HTC device, which further confirms the authenticity of the leak.
What’s interesting though is that a few hours ago, HTC teased fans on its Facebook page with an image of a device covered in a cloth with the date 19.2.13 embroidered on it. So it seems like something big is going to be revealed this morning. If all that we’ve heard about the HTC One’s “ultrapixel” camera is true, then we might immediately forget the likes of the Sony Xperia Z and the Optimus G Pro that come with superior camera sensors. HTC also claimed to have something known as a superior sound technology, which could mean many things, but I’m fairly certain it has a lot to do with the Beats Audio tech on board. Regardless, it should be a fun announcement, and the tech sphere will closely keep an eye on the event to see what the Taiwanese maker has to offer.
Rumors have strongly hinted at a 4.7-inch Full HD display panel on the HTC One along with a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad core chip and the ultrapixel camera we spoke of. The smartphone will probably run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box with a brand new version of the HTC Sense UI. We’ve had hints of what the UI would look like and so far, it seems alright. HTC has some heavyweights to go up against in the mobile world, so unless there’s something appealing or instantly attractive about the smartphone, it will be considered a dud almost immediately. The event starts today at 10AM EST (New York) and 3.00PM London, so make sure you catch all the latest on HTC’s latest here at TDG. We’ve briefly covered all the specs of the smartphone in our post here. What are your expectations from the new HTC flagship, let us know by dropping a line below.