HTC's brand-new flagship smartphone, the, is a gorgeous piece of all-aluminum smartphone machinery by any standards. CNET's Brian Bennett went hands-on with the Android Jelly Bean phone before today's launch event.
With dual audio speakers, a new Beats Audio feature in BoomSound, and a rebooted version of the HTC Sense interface layer that includes a new element called Blink, and an IR blaster to act as a TV remote, the HTC One certainly packs some interesting extras.
HTC's flagship device should appear in the U.S. in March for T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint. It'll cost $199.99 for the 32GB version and $299.99 for the 64GB version.
Compelling? Yes. But how does the HTC One compare to the hottest competition? Check out our chart below for the spec-in-spec lineup against the hands-on impressions for more., the , and the , and be sure to read Brian's
We'll have photos and video coming up, as soon as we can get them, and will update this chart with more specs as they're announced.
|Phone||HTC One||HTC Droid DNA||RIM BlackBerry Z10||Apple iPhone 5|
|OS||Android 4.1||Android 4.1||BB10||iOS 6|
|Processor||1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600||1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro||1.5GHZ dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus||Proprietary A6 CPU|
|Screen||4.7-inch LCD, 1,920x1,080 pixels, 468ppi||5-inch LCD 3; 1,920x1,080 pixels, 440ppi||4.2-inch LCD; 1,280x768 pixels, 355ppi||4-inch IPS LCD; 1,136x640 pixels, 326ppi|
|Internal storage||32GB, 64GB||16GB||16GB||16GB, 32GB, 64GB|
|Expansion slot||No||No||Yes, up to 64GB (format using FAT32)||No|
|Carrier||T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint||Verizon||Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile||AT&T, Sprint, Verizon|
|Battery||2,300mAh, embedded||2,020mAh, embedded||1,800mAh, removable||Not listed; embedded|
|Camera||4 megapixels (ultrapixels), 2.1-megapixel front-facing||8 megapixels, 2.1-megapixel front-facing||8 megapixels, 2-megapixel front-facing||8 megapixels, 720p front-facing|
|Dimensions (inches)||5.4 x 2.7 x 0.37 (thickest) and 0.12 (thinnest)||5.6 x 2.7 x 0.4||5.1 x 2.6 x 0.35||4.9 x 2.3 x 0.3|
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Article updated on 2/20 at 11:12am PT with info on wireless charging.