When we first held the HTC One, we were stunned by its beauty and finesse. Literally speaking, many might have thought Android devices to be a highly customizable and easy-to-use bunch of technology. What most of us don’t really value is how a device stacks up against the rest in terms of its appearance. HTC, on the other hand, plans to target the group of android lovers who love to hold a device which successfully gives them a premium feel. While Samsung prepares its launch for the Galaxy S4, which is rumored to have an octa-core powered processor, many might have to rethink about waiting for a Samsung device this year. Lets skip the usual chatter about what’s under the hood or how well did the device score on benchmarks. There are 5 reasons why you might want to reconsider your choice of the smartphone you’ll be holding onto for 2013:
§ The UltraPixel Camera
HTC has taken one of the boldest, and as some like to put it, one of the riskiest steps from the release of its HTC One. As the presentation by President Peter Chou clearly stated “The myth that the more megapixels a camera has, the better the pictures, is a big fat lie”, we couldn’t be more excited to know what has HTC done to make taking pictures a more pleasurable experience.
The HTC One marks the introduction of a new camera technology, which is named as UltraPixel by the Taiwanese manufacturer. HTC aims to cut down on the count of megapixels it puts into the phone camera and tries to prove that the lesser the pixels, the brighter the image. HTC One’s camera revolves around the ideology that by using fewer megapixels, you can take shots which are much clearer, crisp and are not noisy or grainy even when you magnify them. Ever felt how the pics you took in daylight seem to be ruined by a paint brush when you magnify them? That’s exactly what HTC is trying to put an end to. The company claims that the HTC One takes in as much as 313% more light than any other smartphone’s camera.
§ HTC BoomSound
HTC is going all in on its new flagship, and besides the use of Beats Audio technology on the headset listening experience, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer has taken a step further by introducing not one, but two stereo speakers on the front side! The company claims to give you a concert-like listening experience through its speakers.
§ The high resolution 1080p screen
Did we forget to mention? CNET, the tech blog giant, crowned the HTC One the king of all Android flagships in terms of its screen resolution and pixel density! The 4.8 inch screen holds a pixel density of 468 ppi, which is one of the highest pixel densities on a smartphone screen to date.
§ The all-aluminum unibody design
There is a reason why the once smartphone mortal believes that the HTC One will win millions of hearts. The phone has aced it in terms of its design. You would want to hold it in your hands time and time again…it’s just so sexy! We loved the silver-white combo, though the black-only version isn’t bad either.
§ HTC BlinkFeed
Another huge step towards a well connected and socialized community of techies is the introduction of the HTC BlinkFeed by the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer. Now you don’t have to enter a long URL and press the “Go To” button to be able to read latest tech related news from, for example, Gizmodo or Engadget – the new BlinkFeed option takes the web browsing and socializing experience to a whole another level! For every website you want, just put it in the selection pane of the HTC BlinkFeed and you will be able to stay in touch with all the latest news the website puts up as tiles on your own homescreen!
While some have thought this to be “unwanted and unnecessary”, HTC states that when users will really get to use the HTC One in their daily lives, they will get a better idea of what the latest flagship has to offer.
Despite the entire craze the device brought with it, there have been some bottlenecks in the production line which have severely made the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer suffer. What’s causing the delay is a customized part of the phone’s camera built specifically for its UltraPixel camera technology, which has made HTC recalculate its annual turnover and equity ratios. HTC One will be available for purchase in the UK, Germany and Taiwan by the end of March and will be released in the North America and Asia Pacific by the end of April.