HTC One: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

Published:2:34 am EDT, February 21, 2013| Updated:7:57 pm EDT, February 24, 2013|
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The Taiwanese company, HTC, held a meeting on Tuesday, February 19th in New York and unveiled the HTC One, which was previously being rumored as the HTC M7. Here are the Top 10 Facts You Need To Know.

1. HTC One Signed Up With Over 185 Carriers
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Starting in March, HTC One will come in black or silver, and will also have up to 185 carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Verizon Wireless hasn’t been announced yet.

2. The HTC One Is a Light Weight
The 4.7” HTC One weighs only 5 ounces.The aluminum and polycarbonate smartphone is described as undoubtedly high-end in appearance, durable-looking, thin and light. HTC made the deliberate choice to avoid offering a larger 5” Android so that it is closer in size to the ultra-light iPhone 5.

3. HTC Will Launch BlinkFeed With the HTC One
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Zoe software will select high-definition images and video, add music and create transitions for 30-second highlight reels. HTC One smartphone users will be able capture stills and video with a single button press. Then in minutes, users will be able to view and share a sleek montage without doing the hard work of image and video editing.

4. HTC One Will Come With Zoe, Which Is Just Like Twitter’s Vine App
Zoe software will select high-definition images and video, add music and create transitions for 30-second highlight reels. HTC One smartphone users will be able capture stills and video with a single button press. Then in minutes, users will be able to view and share a sleek montage without doing the hard work of image and video editing.

5. HTC One will come with BoomSound, which is powered by BeatsAudio
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BoomSound will create better sound quality for music playing and audio recording.
BeatsAudio, dual front speakers with built in amplifiers, dual microphones and audio processor will raise the standards for game play and movie watching.

6. HTC One Will Have a New “Sense”
HTC manufacturers prefer being called “Third-party UI” rather than skins
The operating system (OS) changes the appearance of the software and how it performs. The changes to OS since Hero, the first to have a third-party UI, is a response to the expectations of “Generation Feed." In contrast, the Samsung Galaxy S III has a Touchwiz third-party UI.

7. HTC One is Packed With ‘Ultra-Pixels’
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The display is 1920x1080. Ultrapixels are 3xs the size of standard pixels so the image quality is much improved.  The physically larger ultra-pixels capture 200% more light. Larger pixels will mean less graininess.

8. Sense TV Will Control Set Top Boxes
Depending on the cable partnership that vendors have with HTC, the smartphone will be able to control digital tv content. You’ll be able to share anything that’s showing on your display to your HDTV. You can navigate to TV shows you like.

9. HTC One Will Come With NFC
With this NFC-enabled smartphone, you can leave your credit card at home. You can use Android Beam for contact-free “tap and pay” by sweeping your device in front of a retailer’s sensor.

10 HTC One will Run on 4.1.2 Android Jelly Bean Not 4.2.2
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It may be a letdown for some Android fans that were hoping that this smartphone would be running the most recent version, HTC One will be running the 4.1.2 Android Jelly Bean operating system.

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