The HTC All New One has been one of the worst kept secrets and the Taiwanese has had a torrid time keeping things under wraps. Leaks have sprung up from all possible corners and we know nearly everything about the flagship device ahead of the launch event today. The only thing remaining then is for the company to reveal the pricing and the date of availability. With a few hours to go before the event, let s take a look at what we know so far. Also Read - HTC Desire 20+ launched with 48-megapixel quad rear camera setupAlso Read - HTC Wildfire E Lite smartphone design leaks online
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Apart from HTC teasing the all metal body on the All New One, numerous leaked images have proved that the device is definitely a looker. The all-metal body and the brushed grey stainless steel finish oozes premium-ness and the slightly rounded form factor only adds to the beauty of the device. Dimensions-wise it measures 146.36 70.6 9.35 mm and weighs in at 160 grams, which makes it slightly thicker (137.4 68.2 9.3 mm) and heavier (143 grams) than its predecessor. Reports have also claimed that the device will be available in a multitude of colors including gold, grey and silver.
The display on the new flagship is the same as it predecessor as far as the resolution is concerned full HD (1920×1080 pixels). But the All New One is slightly a bigger device and will boast a 5-inch display compared to the 4.7-inch display on the One.
There will be plenty of power at hand with a Snapdragon 801 quad-core SoC chugging away at its heart. The chipset is said to be clocked at 2.3GHz and will be paired with 2GB of RAM. As is expected with numbers like these, performance is not going to be an issue. In fact, a leaked AnTuTu benchmark test claimed that the new flagship scored around 38,000, which essentially trounces the likes of Samsung s Galaxy Note 3, Sony s Xperia Z Ultra and the LG G2.
As far as storage is concerned, it is likely to get various internal storage options that can be further expanded using a microSD card.
Like last year s flagship One, the camera department is again likely to be the most talked about point on the All New One. Where the talk was all about the Ultrapixel camera on the One, this year it is the dual-camera setup at the back that is likely to grab the headlines.
The new flagship device too gets an Ultrapixel camera at the back, but it is accompanied by a second camera. The two cameras will be used to click photos with variable focus, similar to what Nokia s Refocus app offers, as do recently launched smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G Pro 2. Unlike these devices which click multiple photos via a single lens, HTC s dual camera setup will click photos faster. According to TechPP, the primary camera will click the photo, while the accompanying camera will calculate the depth of field. There is also a 3D mode wherein the phone allows you to tilt to see the photo from different angles. This will also let you to zoom in or zoom out from a subject whose depth is already captured by the secondary camera.
On the front of the device will be a 5-megapixel camera.
The flagship is expected to run on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, wrapped under the latest Sense 6.0 UI. A 14-minute hands-on video leaked yesterday gave an extensive look at the software. The new UI embraces 4.4 KitKat s transparent notification bar, but also takes things a step further and the host of colors visible gives the UI a slight iOS 7-like feel. New features include swiping up or tapping on the screen to wake up the phone and also swiping right to left to bring up the Blinkfeed even when the display is off.
Making sure everything ticks inside will be a 2,600mAh battery with the inclusion of an Extreme Power Saving mode. HTC is reportedly claiming that this mode allows the battery to survive up to 15 hours on 5 percent of charge. This is achieved by keeping only the bare essential apps like Phone, Calendar, and Mail among others accessible.
HTC is also likely to unveil a specially designed case for the All New One. Leaked by popular leakster @evleaks earlier this month, this case features a bunch of holes that light up to show certain kind of notifications like the time or weather without having to wake up the display.
Additionally, HTC is also believed to be readying a Google Play Edition of the All New One. But details are sketchy at best.
HTC s event at London and New York is set to kick off at around 08:30PM IST and the company will be streaming it live for people who are not able to attend it. We will bring you all the details as and when they are revealed, so stay tuned.