HTC Tries To Steal Samsung’s Thunder With The HTC One

Remember the Samsung Galaxy S4 reveal last week? The odd presentation with the skits and questionable acting coupled with a look at an admittedly amazing new phone? Did you know that HTC was also there, sending PR ninjas to infiltrate the Samsung-ready crowd with demo units of the upcoming HTC One?
While Samsung was prepping their presentation HTC had units on the ground, milling about the crowds gathered at Radio City Music Hall and Times Square armed with hands-on units of the upcoming HTC One phone. Now granted, the video below is promotional so obviously they’re only going to show off those that were impressed by the device, especially one young lady who proclaimed “This is better than Samsung.” Oh snap.

To be fair, the HTC One looks like an amazing device, and the new Sense 5 user interface is an incredibly unique and risky direction to take. The specs aren’t anything to sneeze at either:
SIZE: 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm
WEIGHT: 143g
DISPLAY: 4.7 inch, Full HD 1080p, 468 PPI
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 600, quad-core, 1.7GHz
– Android with HTC Sense, HTC BlinkFeed
MEMORY: Total storage : 32GB/64GB, available capacity varies1, RAM : 2 GB DDR2
Europe/Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
EU: 800/1800/2600 MHz
US (AT&T): 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz
US (TMO): 700/AWS MHz
US (Sprint): 1900 MHz
Asia: 1800/2600 Mhz
CONNECTIVITY: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
NFC capable
Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX™ enabled
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
HTC Connect
Miracast wireless display standard
Support consumer infrared remote control
micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection (Special cable required for HDMI connection.)
SOUND: HTC BoomSound™
Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™
HDR Microphone
Sense Voice
CAMERA: HTC UltraPixel Camera
BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3′
Dedicated HTC ImageChip™ 2
F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject
Front Camera: 2.1 MP, 880 wide angle lens with HDR capability
1080p Full HD video recording with HDR Video
HTC Zoe™ with Sequence Shot, Always Smile and Object Removal
Gallery with Video Highlights and HTC Share
Continuous shooting and VideoPic
Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback
BATTERY: 2300 mAh
As of now, there is no release date or pricing on the HTC One.

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