HTC has announced another flagship smartphone dubbed the HTC One, marking a new departure in hardware and software design of HTC. This new smartphone is a durable one as it was designed with a full metal body that features zero gap construction made from a single piece of aluminum block.
According to the company’s description of the handset, it is has an “expensive and luxurious feeling, like a well crafted tool.” In addition to the full block of aluminum, the handset features stainless steel or anodized black colors.
It has tapered edges that offer a slim but satisfying grip, and will stand out as an option to those who seek a slim, yet durable Android smartphone. The HTC One comes fitted with a 4.7-inch touchscreen that features a Full HD resolution and a respectable 469 PPI density, powered by a 1.7GHz quad core Snapdragon processor which makes it as fast as the new Optimus G Pro from LG just launched in South Korea.
The device also comes with a thin strip wrapped around the handset that conceals the microSIM tray, an ejection port, a microUSB port, an earphone jack, a volume rocker and the on/off button that also hosts an IR transmit and receive. It comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system with HTC signature UI overlaid on top of Android Jelly Bean gets a major overhaul with more subtle clock and more prominent live information stream provided by HTC BlinkFeed.
The new HTC One with 4G support is expected to reach the US market via Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T. No pricing details or availability date has been announced as yet.