Tuesday morning, HTC invited Stuff Fly People Like to Cedar Lake to get a sneak peak at their highly anticipated new flagship phone, the HTC One. So you know a phone that is dubbed by the company as “the most beautiful phone ever made,” we had to go get a look. And the HTC One could give a Victoria Secret model a run for their money.
When you whip out the HTC One, prepare for a lot of oohs and double takes as one glance of the new handset leaves no doubt that aesthetics was a major point of emphasis. Virtually all screen, the phone is flat, sleek and extremely thin with edges measuring a mere 4milimeters that would make a supermodel jealous. Its Gorilla Glass 4.7 inch 1080p Super LCD display delivers more pixels per square inch, giving you a great viewing experience without the size of phablets like Samsung’s Note.
But the eye-catcher is the HTC One’s body. Available in silver or black, the one of a kind curved aluminum unibody zero-gap design gives it a sturdy feel and comfortable heft in your hand. The design integrates the antenna setup, all components and their new Beats technology onboard amplifier and dual forward facing speakers cloaked by a smooth metallic skin that exudes high-end.
While the One has got it in the looks department, it’s not just arm candy. The phone touts a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, the Android Jellybean OS, and upgraded version of HTC’s Sense UI (User interface), and will be available in a 32Gig or 64 Gig internal memory.
The HTC One addresses the company’s focus on the camera as the handset features new ImageChip 2 hardware, an updated ImageSense system, and a revamped light sensor called the UltraPixel Sensor which the company says can capture up to 300 percent more light than competing units.
HTC’s new beauty also comes with some new tricks. While shooting, the camera takes 3 sec video clips and creates a living gallery which the company have dubbed Zoe. Think Sportcenter’s top 10 without you having to do all the editing. HTC BlinkFeed, is their answer to the Windows tile home screen, that via a dynamic tile system you can curate the content pushed to you on your home screen. The handset also has an IR blaster that when used with the correct app can control your TV.
After getting our hands on HTC’s One we can agree that when it launches to most major carriers (no Verizon date yet) in late March, it will be the belle of the ball. HTC has also implemented a trade in program that if you pre-register for the phone you can get a $100 trade in credit on the new handset. The 32GB will run 199.99 and the 64GB model will come in at 299.99. But what price can you put on beauty? Trust us this is Fly Technology.
Written by: Ian Freeman