It’s unclear whether the all-new HTC One will score phone of the year like the last one did, but we do know it’s about to win the award for “worst kept secret in history”. The specs of the new device have reportedly leaked, and it looks like we’re going to be enjoying a super-fast, 5-inch beast.
According to GSMArena, the all-new HTC One (please don’t really be called that), will be packing a 5-inch, 1080p screen, a 2.3GHz clock speed thanks to the new Snapdragon 801 processor, a 2600mAh battery and a four-megapixel camera with Ultrapixel technology.
HTC BoomSound is back thanks to the two front-facing speakers but the front-facing camera will reportedly be 5-megapixels (likely sans-Ultrapixel), which might be hard for people to understand, especially those who haven’t had Ultrapixel explained to them. Basically, HTC wants to rely on larger pixels on the image sensor to capture more light and detail rather than just focus on the size of the sensor itself. Larger pixels on the sensor, better low-light performance. That means that the rear-facing camera — the important one — is only four-megapixels rather than the 10+ offered by competitors like the Galaxy S4, S5 and LG G2.
It’s also going to reportedly pack a new software feature called Motion Launch which will let you answer a call by just holding the phone straight to your ear when it rings. Weird.
We’ll figure out what’s real and what’s fake at the launch in a few weeks. [GSMArena]