Excitement Builds for New HTC One

 

Close to a thousand people gathered in London and New York for the unveiling of the new HTC One. From Zach Epstein at BGR saying “this is absolutely one of the best smartphones ever built,” to Mashable’s Peter Pachal saying the “HTC One might be the most consumer-conscious smartphone ever made,” it was clear those attending couldn’t wait to get their hands on the phone.

After seeing all the new features and hearing from some of our Blinkfeed content partners, attendees quickly entered the adjoining demo zone, complete with a Parkour group performance, to test the HTC One and experience BoomSound and Zoe firsthand.

Be sure to check out the photo gallery from London and New York. Then, sign up for details on availability for the all new HTC One.

HTC CEO Peter Chou introduces the HTC OneIn the BoomSound audio roomCelebrating the HTC One

  • Joel Fabiani F. Teixeira

    Isn’t Google+ supported on BlinkFeed?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micah-Madru/100001151887665 Micah Madru

    Unlockable boot loaders? S-Off? 4.2 in a timely fashion?

    • http://twitter.com/mike1986_ mike1986

      Bootloaders are already unlockable, all we need is boot partition to be unlocked as well. S-OFF is not need if boot partition will be unlocked too.

      • Cooper Vanover

        Yeah s-off is definately needed. On some hboots from htc you have to jump through hoops because the boot.img wont write properly without being s-off.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dgemus Don Gemus

      4.2 is already widely available via CM10.1
      I got sick of 4.0.4 on my HTC One S and upgraded myself. HOS users on TMOUS are still on ICS, 3 OS’s old now. The better question is about KLP. The manufacturers have got to get with the carriers to actually update these phones. 6 weeks is plenty of time. If the amateur (no offense intended) developers at CM can do it in a few weeks shouldn’t a big company like HTC be able to?

    • Pascal Heidmann

      Yesterday I was at a press event and they told me that it will be released already with 4.2 preinstalled. Hope that information turns out to be true ;)

      • Aluminum54

        4.1.2 is software on device currently with 4.2 in final stages of carrier approval

  • Michael Woodward

    Better software support!!! Stop leaving current phone owners out to dry with outdated software.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alrawahy Ibrahim Alrawahy

    seems to be a nice phone looking forward to buy one but the big issue is the sales and marketing policy in the GCC ! I’ve been trying to contact some one from the ME team but no response !!!

  • http://twitter.com/thisguypaul Paul Voorend

    Not as consumer conscious as it could’ve been. I know plenty of people who would rather have a bigger capacity battery and a micro-sd card slot, and sacrifice a mm or two in size!

    • http://www.facebook.com/Stripester Paul Slater

      Too right, I am one of those people!

      • http://www.facebook.com/DjKETOX Akhil Gusain

        Who wants 32GB capacity. I think no one ever uses that much of capacity, unless they want to keep their devices filled with HD porn!

    • T Green

      No kidding. I switched reluctantly to Samsung due to no exchangable battery. I don’t want to be plugged in all the time. I was hoping to switch back to htc with my next upgrade but the no expandable memory cinched the samsung loyalty. Sorry htc.

  • TRENT_PALMER

    Will it have fastboot, and aosp support with factory images?

  • Idiotjävel Anushål

    What the heck? Does this thing even have Sense? It looks like the damn naked Android interface!
    And what about the terrifyingly grey body shape? I know we all hate plastic crap. But HTC, please… this is just like a cheekless old Legend, with a thinner body! Come on!

  • jcamachott

    Nothing wrong with shipping the phone with Sense 5 but it would be really cool if HTC would make a Stock Jellybean ROM available. They’d sell more phones.

  • Ktracho13

    Hopefully this new HTC one will come with an external SD Card and will receive frequent updates of the Android software, I hate when HTC leaves people behind with the updates. If we are going to spent $500 for a cell phone at least update the software not everyone can be buying a new phone every year just to get the latest software.

  • Tony K.

    I hope that HTC learned the lesson from last years competition vs. Samsung:
    They need to promote aggressively the flagship model in goal to succeed.
    HTC was always one of the best manufacturers, but Samsung was really selling, why? The answer is PROMOTION!

  • http://twitter.com/weikeat Tan Wei Keat

    No more HTC for me. Poor OS support and updates, extremely poor battery life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.teoh.7739 Kim Soon

    htc butterfly & htc one which one better?

  • harsh

    good interface with good camera and screen its awsome

  • Visweswar

    Not ready to become fool once again after the One X….

  • http://www.facebook.com/MADMILLS Miles Edwin Cleave Wallace

    allot of you seem to be forgetting the 25gb of free dropbox storage on top of the already adequate 32gb/ 64gb i really dont see a need for more than that and anyone who says otherwise is just looking for a reson to complain

  • http://www.facebook.com/raseel.khan.9 Raseel Khan

    why people crying for expandable memory in 2013?Don’t they know about cloud storage!!!when apple made a phone without exchangeable battery that was innovation but when HTC made it that’s a deal breaker.HTC rocks all the time.Go ahead HTC,keep making great phones.would love to see a phablet from HTC.

    • Terry Downes

      Cloud storage (of a reasonable size) can be costly on a monthly basis.. plus you need a constant connection to the internet to enjoy your own content on the move. If you’re in a low signal strength area or constantly moving (say.. on a train) you’re likely to lose signal just when you need it most. It’s a short sighted view to think that SD cards are no longer necessary in a world that isn’t ready for cloud storage just yet.

      PS: iPhone users didn’t complain about the lack of removable battery because they’re not smart enough to think of the issues it would cause. I don’t think anyone has ever been short on battery at a time they really need it. A removable battery is simply a smart choice for a device that only lasts 1 day if you use it properly.

  • Terry Downes

    I’m a little worried that they’ve partnered with AOL for this device?, I’ve only ever known AOL as a nuisance rip-off company who find ingenious ways to charge you for things you didn’t need/want in the first place. Also the price in the UK seems to be quadruple that of the USA.. £519 vs $199 for the 32GB version!, I’m feeling a little like a sucker here!

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      AOL is a content providing partner for BlinkFeed and they have a strong history of delivering compelling content, especially from Engadget and TechCrunch. As for pricing, the purchase model in the US, with carrier contracts and subsidized pricing, is very different than it is in UK.

    • Large_Hadron

      You are comparing the SIM-free, off contract price in the UK with the 2 year contract carrier-subsidised price in the US. Not the same thing. And if you can find an off-contract price in the US, remember that they always quote prices without sales tax (VAT).

      The real question: when will the 64GB version be available?

  • Zaafir Siddiqui

    Is the black HTC One made out of aluminum as well?

    • http://blog.htc.com/ Larry Meadows

      Yes it is

  • http://twitter.com/Perfectsolo Solomon Okoronkwo

    As long as it doesn’t have exchangeable battery and expansion slot it can’t impress me. I was a HTC addict before their flagship HTC One wrongly copied Apples’s strategy.