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HTC One Smartphone Officially Announced

    February 19, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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Today HTC officially announced its new flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One.

The device will feature a 4.7-inch screen with a 1080p resolution and 468 pixels per square inch. It has a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 2300mAh battery. It also has NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 capabilities, and includes most of the features expected in a premium-priced Android smartphone, plus support for infrared remote control. Also, it has the requisite Beats audio branding for the devices two front stereo speakers.

It will ship running a heavily modified version of Google’s Android platform called HTC Sense, which has been updated to a more Windows Phone-like style. The phone’s body is fully metal, which should help make it one of the more durable smartphones on the market. HTC is known for making durable phones, and last year’s HTC One X made a capable hammer.

HTC announced that AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile will all carry the HTC One in the U.S. The smartphone will come in two models, one with 32GB of memory and one with 64GB of memory. The device will be offered in two defferent colors: steel grey and black.

Prices have not been announced, but HTC will be offering a trade-in deal for old smartphones. Users who send the company their old phone and proof of purchase for the HTC One will receive $100 or the value of the old phone, whichever is greater.