HTC One preview pops up, revealing the handset in its full glory

HTC One preview pops up, revealing the handset in its full glory
If the alleged official promo photography of the HTC One back and front from today wasn't enough for you to build an impression of the handset ahead of the official announcement, now a full video preview is making the rounds, but was subsequently pulled by the authors, yet someone managed to snap a few screenshots beforehand.

The narration was not in English, but from the previewer we managed to grasp that we get a 4.7" Full HD screen, just as rumored, along with a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, and a 2,300 mAh battery inside. The new Sense 5.0 interface in its full glory looked modern and minimalistic, as well as the handset design itself, at 9.3mm thin.

The sound from the front speakers is claimed to be 93 dB, which is pretty loud by any standard, and the Snapadragon 600 supposedly makes about 12,000 points on Quadrant, which is great as well. Android 4.1.2 is running the show, with an update to 4.2 in the works. The biggest mystery remains the camera, which utilizes some combination of pixels that result in lower resolution than what the camera is capable of in normal mode, but with supposedly higher quality.

In any case, all will be revealed very soon, and we are reporting live from HTC's event in NYC, so make sure you stay tuned for the grand One unveiling.

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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. irwan92

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 12, 2013


12. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

For my opinion, front looks like iPhone and blackberry 10. Back looks like Xperia S.

26. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

if something looks like 3 different things, it might be chances that it looks like none of them. sounds like you're reaching

29. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

no, not at all...It can mean that htc lacks of innovation and they're ripping off.

39. harshithh

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

i didnt like the design but specs r amazing!!

40. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Yes, the design is not very clean and too heterogeneous IMHO, and it resembles the phones you mentioned. When I saw the back I thought: looks like a Sony...

59. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

You ever seen the phones together ?

19. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

Once all the Android manufacturers have made the UI like iOS, now they moved to WP8 UI ??

20. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Sorry, but I can't see any live tiles in it.

42. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

I do not know if it live tiles or not live tiles but it looks like a tiles and not like android/iphone icons

48. Emily1985

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 08, 2012

HTC One m7 video It not only looks like WP8 is also behaves just like WP8! Bad or good move from HTC ?

60. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Its called widgets, live tiles are rip off from android widgets by the way

32. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

exactly what i am noticing since the leak of this phone.. Lest see the reaction of the fandroids who use to say WP 8 has boring Live tile UI....

35. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

you gonna need some thick glasses, stop chatting rubbish!

2. Kakooli98 unregistered

Nice. But why the Snapdraggon 600? is it better than the 800? anyways, i will go with the Xperia Z cuz of the larger screen, waterproof, and bigger battery, but the HTC looks like an S4, Optimus G PRO, Xperia Z competitor. Great job HTC, hope u make profit this year

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

larger screen but weaker .....

13. lee480 unregistered

Lol who cares. I not concerned about Display viewings angles at all.

30. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Xperia Active test, same Dragontrail glass

34. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

But tougher all around! That is what htc cant offer

18. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I think, 800 was not yet released. maybe q2 or q3 of this year. Snapdragon 600 is a slight upgrade for the current snapdragon s4 pro.

56. androidsbiggestfan

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

HTC has been making profits, just not as much as in the past.

3. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I like the design. I don't think that it looks like iPhone 5.

4. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

It's sleek and a very nice design but not for my taste. It looks extremely well built but it doesn't wow me at all. I'm holding off for Samsung Galaxy S IV and Google/Motorola X Phone.

36. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

because the designs of s line looked better than this...

51. a22matic

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Right! Wait for the amoled screen... Not!

53. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Yeah this looks good i would say come back good. But not Galaxy S4 good that's for sure. Samsung is about to turn the market upside down with MAJOR STORAGE OPTIONS. 32gb/64gb internal with sdxc sd card 128gb this will be industry leading. Matter of fact the Motorola X phone will have the 128gb sdxc card option on it's device in June. When will Htc learn that people want more storage options. Stop skimping on what customers need.

58. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

dont think 128gb is going to be a game changer for the normal consumer.

67. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Oh don't worry it will be a game changer. People who own android devices mainly are Samsung customers and sdcard rule period.

65. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

64GB is more than enough for me personally. Out of the 32GB, we could only use 26GB, that's not enough for me. I need the full 32GB, but with 64GB that fixes my problems. The only I hope on this phone is that it's not going to charge an extra $100 for the 64GB.

5. nokia4ever

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

kill them all htc

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