HTC unveils flagship phone

The HTC One. Photo by Reuters
The HTC One. Photo by Reuters
HTC has formally unveilied its new flagship smartphone, the new HTC One, which will make its global debut late next month.

The HTC One is made of aluminum and features a high-resolution 4.7-inch screen with a full HD 1080p resolution. Its screen has a 468-pixel density - possibly the greatest of any current smartphone.

HTC, however, is trying to set its phone apart from the crowd with top-of-the-line features in areas other than the screen.

For starters, the HTC One will include HTC BoomSound, which means it will have two dual front-facing speakers.

HTC is also boasting about the device's UltraPixels Camera, which is supposed to take better photos in low-light situations but limits the image's resolution.

The company also announced HTC Zoe, a feature that allows the device to take a flurry of pictures that are put together to create three-second snippets, similar to GIF files.

The HTC One also has an infrared sensor in its power button that allows it to be used as a TV remote with the use of an app.

On the software side, HTC announced BlinkFeed, a feature that lets users stream content from their social networks as well as news sites onto their device's home screen.

The HTC One uses a 1.7-GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and will have 32 or 64 gigabytes of storage. The phone will come in black or silver and will be available from AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint in late March.