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HTC One named best new mobile handset at MWC 2013

The newly launched HTC One has claimed the prize for the Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet presented by the GSM Association at MWC 2013.

Voted for by a panel of industry experts from the media and analyst communities, the HTC One was award the prize against other MWC 2013 launches like the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. The HTC flagship was recognised for its high potential to do well in the smartphone markets, alongside the award’s prerequisite for “game-changing features, design or functionality.”

“We are delighted by the reactions from both consumers and the industry to the new HTC One,” said CMO for HTC, Benjamin Ho. “It is a device that has been years in the making and is one of which we are incredibly proud.”

“With exciting features like BlinkFeed, BoomSound, UltraPixel camera combined with the zero gap aluminium body design, we believe that the HTC One will really change the way that people use their phones, revolutionising the overall mobile experience.”

HTC One Features

The latest HTC flagship Android handset introduces a device to rival the Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5, playing host to a 1.7GHz quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM and the option of either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.

The HTC One features a beautiful 4.7-inch Full 1080p HD display boasting an impressive 468ppi image density, within a zero-gap aluminium unibody design just 9.3mm thick and 143g in weight. Running Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS coupled with the latest version of the HTC Sense UI, the HTC One introduces the new HTC BlinkFeed functionality, transforming the smartphone’s home screen into a customisable live stream of content from more than 1,400 media sources.

Similar in size to the Google Nexus 4, the HTC One packs an UltraPixel camera with f/2.0, Full 1080p HD video recording capabilities, and HTC Zoe. This camera feature gives HTC One users the ability to transform their still photos into a motion gallery. High-res photos come to life in three-second snippets, with the HTC camera automatically taking a three-second video ad 20 photos via the HTZ Zoe software.

With integrated Bluetooth 4.0, 4G, and NFC connectivity the HTC One also offers Beats Audio innards alongside a duo of HTC BoomSound front-facing speakers all powered by a 2300mAh Lithium-Polymer battery.

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