HTC announces the One smartphone, gives us more quad-core goodness in a Sense 5 package

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HTC has finally taken the wraps off of its worst-kept secret— the HTC One smartphone. The smartphone comes fully decked out while featuring some pretty cool enhancements giving users a unique Android experience. For starters, the smartphone features a 4.7-inch full 1080p LCD3 display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 chip, 2 gigs of RAM and Android 4.1.2 topped off with Sense 5— all in one hell of an aluminum package. HTC also aims to give users a topnotch social network and multimedia experience by introducing some neat tools including:

  • Blinkfeed – an updated stream of news and social networks featuring 1,400 content providers including ESPN. Think full-screen wallpaper/widget with a Flipboard layout displaying all sorts of custom content
  • SenseVoice – sound enhancement feature which allows users to optimize call sound when in a noisy environment by chcking the ambient sounds in the background
  • Full IR capabilities which allows the device to control a home theater unit
  • Ultrapixel – giving 300% more light with camera
  • HTC Zoe – captures video and high resolution photos automatically, while also giving you topnotch organization by bringing your gallery together. Also allows for the ability to make a slideshow  highlight with movies as well by implementing automatic transitions between scenes and it can edit on its own. Zoe also allows users to combine multiple images into one and can even eliminate people from photos at a later time

Now for the information you all really want to know— when and where the device will be available. It will be a while before we see the device in our balmy mitts, but HTC has confirmed it will be available in 80 countries by the end of March. Additionally, the smartphone will come in 32GB and 64GB variants and land in AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile stores for those of us here in the States (no Verizon?) and will also be available for customers by the end of March as well— though there’s no word on pricing just yet.

Hit the break to see HTC’s full presser.

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