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HTC Debuts Newest Smartphone

February 21, 2013  |  11:00am
HTC Debuts Newest Smartphone

HTC debuted its newest leading smartphone, the HTC One on Tuesday, according to a press release from the Taiwanese phone developer.

HTC introduces a number of new features with the debut of the One line of smartphones. In addition to a ‘zero-gap’ aluminum body, the One smartphone contains five HTC-specific features: BlinkFeed, UltraPixel Camera, Zoe, BoomSound and Sense TV.

BlinkFeed provides a livestream of important information on the home screen. The advantage here, HTC says, is that it “aggregates the freshest content from the most relevant and interesting sources, giving it to people at a glance, all in one place, without the need to jump between multiple applications and web sites.”

HTC’s UltraPixel Camera has a f/2.0 aperture lens and an UltraPixels sensor that is supposed to allow for better performance in low-light conditions as it receives “300 percent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors.” The front-facing camera can also capture video in 1080p.

Zoe is a photo and video display feature said to allow HTC One owners to capture up to 20 photos and one 3-second video—”a picture that’s alive,” says the HTC One Overview website. The 3-second videos are known as Zoes and Zoe allows users to create “highlight films” from Zoes, videos and photo galleries.

BoomSound is a combination of front-facing speakers, a full HD display, Beats Audio integration, dual microphones and HTC Sense Voice which increases the volume during phone calls taken in loud environments.

HTC Sense TV was designed to function like “a program guide and remote control” for televisions and set-top boxes by using cloud technology.

Other notable features of HTC’s new phone include: an Android OS, a 4.7-inch Full HD screen and LTE network technology.

The HTC One will available for purchase globally via approximately 185 mobile carriers and retailers starting March.

As far as the HTC One’s availability in the United States is concerned, The Washington Post reports that the phone will be sold by AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.

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