HTC launches new HTC One smartphone in London and New York

HTC launched its new Android smartphone simultaneously in London and New York today. Originally rumoured to be called the M7, the new Android flagship from HTC is simply called HTC One.

Available in late March (pre-orders begin today) in black or silver.

Update 2 (13 April, 2013):

The 32GB Glacier Silver version of the HTC One is available in Singapore from 13 April at S$968 at all three mobile operators.

The 64GB Glacier Silver (S$1,068) and the Stealth Black (32 & 64GB) versions will be available from May onwards.

Update 1 (25 March, 2013):

The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April 2013.

RRP for the 32GB version is S$968 (without line contract) while price for the 64GB version is yet to be announced.

This is what the new HTC One looks like with Blink on the homescreen (and icons of some of the partner feeds around it).

This is what the new HTC One looks like with Blink on the homescreen (and icons of some of the partner feeds around it).

Here’s a quick round-up based on my live updates during the launch event.

The HTC One features the New Sense interface with new HTC home screen, two capacitive buttons in an aluminum body built from a single-block – containing an integrated antenna.

It has two front-facing stereo speakers, integrated Beats Audio and option for dual-microphone HDR recording.

UltraPixel camera quality compared with two top competitors.

UltraPixel camera quality compared with two top competitors.

A new BlinkFeed feature streams social updates, information and news onto the homescreen.

1,400 content partners have signed upto stream information in BlinkFeed. ESPN and AOL are two of the these and were on stage in New York and London respectively to talk about their partnership with HTC.

Below are the main tech specs unveiled during the launch. They were consistent with the speculation and rumours circulating prior to the launch.

  • Android
  • 4.7-inch LCD display, 1080p resolution, 468ppi pixel density.
  • Single-block aluminum body with integrated antenna.
  • LTE-capable for 4G connectivity.
  • Snapdragon 600 SoC with four processor cores at 1.7GHz.
  • 2GB RAM, 32GB storage (64GB for APAC region).
  • 2300 mAh battery, NFC etc.
  • IR emitter.
  • 4-megapixel camera with UltraPixel technology which captures 3 times more light.
  • Zoe feature captures 20 exposures (5 before and 15 after shutter press) together with 3-second video clip to produce highlight video in proprietary HTC format.
  • Two front-facing stereo speakers, HTC BoomSound.
    BlinkFeed like in Flipboard aggregator.
  • HTC Sense TV for programs from large broadcasters.

More detailed and updated specs can be found here.

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