HTC ONE, nfc enabled


The HTC One is HTC’s new flagship smartphone. Not a word about nfc during the announcement, but it’s still in the specs list. HTC one with nfc chip

What has changed compared to the previous ones ;

CPU; Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, quad-core 1.7GHz
Higher screen resolution; A 4,7 inch, 468ppi 1,920 × 1,080 full HD, super LCD 3 display. Update; Good viewing angles and no problem looking at display in sunlight (review).
Primary camera; The 4-megapixel ultrapixel camera has a sensor with UltraPixels that gather 300 percent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors.
This delivers a better low-light performance (says HTC). Update; Review reveals, one of the best smartphone cameras! Very good performance at night (low-light). It’s just less detail from zoomed-in pictures with this 4 Mp camera.
Memory doubled; 2 GB
Software; Sense 5 UI, on Android 4.1.2
A zero-gap aluminium unibody with integrated nfc antenna! Update; The NFC antenna is around the camera module. The look and feel of this design, aluminium with a bit of polycarbonate, is really high-end!

In the small print; “NFC availability depends on the mobile operator and your location. Please check with your mobile operator.”
So… or nfc is optional, or this is just about contactless payments, I think the latter.

  • Best Buy Co, Inc.

Other features;

HTC BlinkFeed transforms the home screen into a personal live stream of relevant information such as social updates, entertainment and lifestyle updates, news and photos with immersive images so that people no longer need to go to separate applications to find out what’s happening. No need to switch between multiple applications and web sites.
HTC will provide local and global content from some of the most innovative media companies, such as the AOL family of media properties, ESPN, MTV, Vice Media, CoolHunting, Reuters and many others.

The camera with HTC Zoe gives people the ability to shoot photos that come to life in three-second snippets. These Zoes, photos and videos are then displayed in a way that brings the gallery to life and transforms the traditional photo gallery of still images into a motion gallery of memories. Photos and films can easily be shared on social networks, email and other services.
Update; A positive surprise, Zoe makes a really nice gallery and saves you the trouble (from review).

HTC BoomSound introduces front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier and a full HD display. Beats Audio integration is always enabled.
“The new HTC One offers the best audio experience of any mobile phone available today.”
HDR recording uses dual microphones.
Update; Good sound from the speakers and call quality good with no noise (review).

HTC Sense TV transforms the new HTC One into an interactive program guide and remote control for most TVs, set-top boxes and receivers. Yes, this phone controls your TV.

Nothing missing, this one is THE one?

No microSD slot
No Qi wireless charging
Small battery size?, let’s wait for the reviews. Update Mar.’13; The 2.300 mAh battery does 8-9 hours of constant use.

Available in silver and black.

Global Available through more than 185 mobile operators and major retailers in more than 80 regions and countries beginning in March.
Update Mar.’13; In Germany, Taiwan and the UK officially launched in the latest week of March.
Europe, North America and many Asian countries will get the ONE before the end of April.
Update Mar.’13; A small delay, “We will start fulfilling pre-orders by end March in certain markets and will roll out to more markets as we approach April.”

Europe, Middle East and Africa: 1&1 Germany, A1 Telekom Austria, AB Poland, Allo Ukraine, AMC (Cosmote) Albania, Avea Turkey, Beeline Kazakhstan, Belcompany Netherlands, BH Telecom Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bite Latvia, Bite Lithuania, Bouygues Telecom France, Carphone Warehouse UK, Cell C RSA, Citrus Ukraine, Cosmote Greece, Cosmote Romania & Global Bulgaria, Cyta, DT Mobile(TS) Latvia, Du UAE, Dustin Sweden, Eagle Mobile Albania, EE UK, Elisa Estonia, Elisa Finland, El-Giganten Denmark, El-Giganten Sweden, Elkjöb Norway, EMT (TS) Estonia, E-Plus Germany, ERC Ukraine, Euroset Russia, Gigantii Finland, Go Malta, H3G Austria, H3G Denmark, H3G Italy, H3G Sweden, H3G UK, HT Eronet Bosnia & Herzegovina, K-Cell Kazakhstan, KPN Belgium, KPN Netherlands, Life Belarus, LuxGSM Luxembourg, Megafon Russia, Melita Malta, Meteor Ireland, Mobilezone Switzerland, Mobilochka Ukraine, Mobily KSA, MSH Belgium, MSH Germany, M-Tel Montenegro, M-Tel Bosnia & Herzegovina, MTI Ukraine, MTN Cyprus, MTS Belarus, MTS Russia, Netcom Norway,
(Telefónica) O2 Czech, (Telefónica) O2 Germany, (Telefónica) O2 Ireland, (Telefónica) O2 UK, Omnitel Lithuania, One Macedonia, Optimus Portugal, Orange France, Orange Maldova, Orange Poland, Orange Romania, Orange Slovakia, Orange Spain, Orange Switzerland, Partner Communications Israel, PhoneHouse France, PhoneHouse Germany, PhoneHouse Netherlands, PhoneHouse Sweden, Phones4U UK, Play Poland, Plus Communication Albania, Polkomtel Poland, Proximus Belgium, SFR France, SiMobil Slovenia, STC KSA, Sunrise Switzerland, Svyaznoy Russia, Swisscom Switzerland, TDC Denmark, Tele2 Croatia, Tele 2 Estonia, Tele2 Latvia, Tele2 Lithuania, Tele2 Russia, Telia Denmark, Telia Sweden, Telekom Slovenija, Telenet Belgium, Telenor Denmark, Telenor Norway, Telenor Sweden, Telenor Hungary, Telenor Serbia, Telkom Serbia, TIM Italy, TMN Portugal, T-Mobile Austria, T-Mobile Croatia, T-Mobile Czech Republic, T-Mobile Germany, T-Mobile Hungary, T-Mobile Macedonia, T-Mobile Montenegro, T-Mobile Netherlands, T-Mobile Poland, T-Mobile Slovakia, Turkcell Turkey, Tus Mobil Slovenia, Velcom (TAG) Belarus, VIP Operator Macedonia, VIP Mobile Serbia, Vipnet Croatia, Vivacom Bulgaria, Vodacom RSA, Vodafone Albania, Vodafone Czech Republic, Vodafone Egypt, Vodafone Germany, Vodafone Greece, Vodafone Hungary, Vodafone Ireland, Vodafone Italy, Vodafone Malta, Vodafone Netherlands, Vodafone Portugal, Vodafone Romania, Vodafone Spain, Vodafone Turkey, Vodafone UK, Wind Greece, Wind Italy, Yoigo Spain, Yug Contract Ukraine, Zain KSA.

Asia-Pacific: China Mobile Hong Kong Company Ltd., ChungHwa Telecom, 3HK, CSL, Fareastone, M1, Mobifone, Optus, PCCW mobile, Reliance Communications, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd., SmarTone, StarHub, Taiwan Mobile, Telecom New Zealand, Telstra, Vodafone Australia, Vodafone New Zealand.

China: China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom

North America: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Cincinnati Bell and Best Buy in the United States and in Canada with Rogers Communications, Bell Mobility, TELUS and Virgin Mobile Canada.

Latin America: Claro Argentina (América Movil), Telecom Personal Argentina, Entel Chile, Iusacell México, Telcel México (América Movil), Claro Perú (América Movil), Claro Puerto Rico (América Movil), Movistar Venezuela (Telefonica)


CPU speed

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600, quad-core, 1.7GHz

Platform Android

Android™ with HTC Sense™

HTC BlinkFeed™

SIM card type



Total storage : 32GB/64GB, available capacity varies




Europe/Asia: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz


850/900/1800/1900 MHz


Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
Digital compass


Gyro sensor
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor


3.5 mm stereo audio jack
NFC capable (NFC availability depends on the mobile operator and your location. Please check with your mobile operator.)
Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX™ enabled
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n
DLNA® for wirelessly streaming media from the phone to a compatible TV or computer
Support consumer infrared remote control
micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port with mobile high-definition video link (MHL) for USB or HDMI connection (Special cable required for HDMI connection.)

Sound enhancement

HTC BoomSound™

Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™
HDR Microphone
Sense Voice


HTC UltraPixel Camera
BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3′
Dedicated HTC ImageChip™ 2
F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject
Front Camera: 2.1 MP, 880 wide angle lens with HDR capability
1080p Full HD video recording for both front and back cameras
HDR Video
Continuous shooting and VideoPic
Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback
HTC Zoe™ with HTC Zoe™ Highlights and HTC Zoe™ Share
Retouch with Object Removal, Group Retouch, and Sequence Shot


Audio supported formats:

Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
Recording: .amr

Video supported formats:

Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
Recording: .mp4


Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer battery

Capacity : 2300 mAh

AC Adapter

Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz

DC output: 5 V and 1 A
Source; htc.com

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