This morning HTC announced its new flagship smartphone, the HTC One, and boy is it a stunner. Designed with a zero-gap/unibody style sleek aluminum case and a 4.7″ 1080p 468 PPI display, the One looks like an Apple fan’s iPhone 6 fantasy. It features a 1.7Ghz quad core Snapdragon processor and will be available in 32GB and 64GB versions. Interestingly enough, the rear camera is only 4 mega pixels. But before you start freaking out, in this case, less is more. Way more. The 4MP camera uses a sensor which is more like a point and shoot camera than a phone camera. It is 3x faster, has optical image stabilization and a F2.0 aperture which allows more light in than the iPhone 5. Using the new HTC Zoe app, the camera will capture 20 pictures and 3 seconds of video at the click of the shutter, transforming your image gallery into a whole new experience. The HTC One also features HTC BlinkFeed and HTC BoomSound. HTC BlinkFeed turns your home screen into a live stream of all your social networks, news and feeds. HTC BoomSound puts your tunes up front, with dual frontal stereo speakers powered by built-in amplifiers.
I was really excited about this phone until I noticed 2 things. First all, it doesn’t have a microSD card slot… and 2nd, it’s not coming to Verizon. If you’re an AT&T, Tmobile or Sprint user, you’ll be able to buy the HTC One in March.