HTC Corp (TPE:2498) recently introduced the HTC One smartphone. Jason Mackenzie (president for HTC) shared the details during the major press event on Tuesday morning.
“HTC saw a massive opportunity to introduce some excitement into the smartphone … I’m not talking about just another set of incremental improvements, I’m talking about taking a bold step forward and delivering something that’s truly new and fresh,” he explained.
The HTC One smartphone matches all the previously shown leaks. It’s essentially an upgraded version of the previous HTC model with a few added bonuses like Sense Android Skin that utilizes Blinkfeed to deliver informative news feeds on a variety of topics and social updates on the use’s homescreen.
It’s quite similar to the Windows Phone.
The Android-based smartphone features a 4.7 inch 108p screen, 1.7 gigahertz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2 gigabytes of RAM, two front facing speakers which works great with Beats Audio technology, two microphones (one for call quality and another for HDR recordings), Ultrapixel camera that absorbs 300 percent more light than most pixels. One of the more intriguing features on HTC One is HTC Zoe, a features that allows you to record clips and pull photos to create short video stories.
The HTC Corp (TPE:2498) One will be available in late March in eight countries under 185 mobile carriers and retailers. This will be the biggest roll-out for the company. In the United States, the phone will be available through three carriers including AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S), and T-Mobile.
HTC is currently struggling in the smartphone market. Last year, their mobile phone sales slid 1.8 percent of the market, a number down from 2.4 percent in 2011.
Although there is no telling on if this smartphone will have a positive impact on the market, some analysts think the HTC Corp (TPE:2498) One couldn’t have come at a better time.