27 Feb Telstra Expands 4G Range With HTC One
Last week in London, HTC revealed its new flagship smartphone, the new HTC One, which brings a whole host of new innovative features to its HTC Sense software as well as a solidly built piece of hardware.
According to HTC, the new HTC One features a completely redesigned mobile experience, to match the way people are immersing themselves in constant streams of updates, news and information.
The HTC One sports an aluminium body, with its shape very similar to that of the iPhone 5. The 4.7inch screen has a full HD 1080p Super LCD screen with 468 pixels per inch (the iPhone 5 has 326 ppi), which gives it a great display.
Specifications for the HTC One include:
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- 4.7 inch, 1080p, 468 ppi, Super LCD 3 display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core 1.7 GHz processor
- Android Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB and 64GB integrated storage capacity
- NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
- 4G Capable
- Dual front facing speakers with integrated amplifiers
- HTC Ultrapixel camera with 2.0 micrometer pixel, F2.0 aperature, 28 mm lens, and 1/3′ sensor
HTC Sense 5
In terms of the software, HTC (as stated before) have added a host of new features to their Sense software, all aimed at improving the user experience.
HTC BlinkFeed has been developed to simplify the sometimes overwhelming nature of the Android home screen. Instead of a variety of widgets, live tiles or application shortcuts, HTC BlinkFeed presents a single live stream of personally relevant information, which is fully customisable. However, for those that like the traditional Android Homescreen experience, HTC has accommodated for that, allowing users to simply swipe once to return to the traditional Android homescreen.
The HTC One will also include HTC BoomSound, a feature which introduces front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier and full HD display, which is integrated with Beats Audio.
Catching on to the prevalence of smartphones in daily life, another new feature HTC have included in the HTC One, is HTC Sense TV. This software allows you to control your TV, set-top box and receiver through the infrared unit found near the power button.
The most interesting feature, however, is HTC Zoe, the camera software that comes with the HTC One. whenever you snap a photo, Zeo simultaneously takes a 3.6 second HD video and 20 photos at 6 frames per second. The software is also capable of adjusting group shots to make sure everyone is smiling (much like the camera feature in RIM’s new Blackberry 10 software). You can also delete people from shots altogether, provided there is an image of the vacated background.
Telstra have confirmed that they will be including the HTC One in their 4G range when it comes to Australia, however, the date at present remains uncertain. Stay tuned for more information!