As you may know, today is the day that the HTC “M7″/One becomes official, and the company’s just pulled the veil from its brand new device in an event in NY and London. The HTC One is an absolute beast, if specs are to be believed. It features an awesome 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 display with 1080p resolution giving it a pixel density of 468ppi. That awesome display is covered by Gorilla Glass 2 and mounted on a machined aluminum body. It’s also one of the first devices to come loaded with the Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, clocked at 1.78GHz and given ample room for tackling intense games and tasks with its 2GB RAM. The battery packs in 2,300 mAh to ensure you can make it through the day.
If the specs alone impress you, wait until you read this. Since it’s made almost entirely from machined aluminum, it’s incredibly light and very durable. It weighs only 143 grams despite measuring 5.4 x 2.7 x 0.37 inches. But it doesn’t stop there. It plays host to front facing stereo speakers (each with its own amp), a front facing 2.1MP camera capable of recording 1080p video and with an impressive 88-degree wide-angle lens.
On the rear, it’s something of a risk in the current market. Instead of opting for a super-high pixel count on the rear snapper, it’s gone with what it’s dubbed “UltraPixel”. It’s a 4MP BSI sensor paired with a f/2.0 lens. Each pixel can apparently take in 300 times more light than the current on the market smartphone camera sensors. It has some impressive optical image stabilization and HDR features as well as 1080p video capture at an impressive 60fps.
HTC’s also opted for some interesting social improvements to its list of services and features in the latest version of SENSE UI. The company’s releasing a Flipboard-like BlinkFeed home screen and Zoe, a competitor to Twitter’s Vine video service.
All in all, it looks promising. Whether or not it’s enough to challenge the likes of Samsung and Apple in the market is yet to be seen. All I can say is: I want. We can expect the handset to arrive on market in March with HSPA and LTE flavors available.