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HTC launches the One, a new Android flagship phone

The HTC One is the new flagship Android phone, running Sense 5, and is HTC's attempt to compete with the likes of the Galaxy S4.

HTC has unveiled its new flagship device for 2013. The HTC One builds on the well-received One X from last year, and develops the company’s focus on design, imaging and sound.

The HTC One features a 4.7” display, the same size as on the One X, but upgraded to full 1080p HD, and retains its position as the best in class. The camera has been downrated to 4 megapixels, but those pixels are considerably larger than on other smartphones. Coupled with a fast f/2.0 lens and optical image stabilisation the phone should excel at low light photography.

The One sports dual front facing stereo speakers, as well as dual microsphone that record at different ranges, enabling high quality recording even in very loud environments.

The phone runs Android 4.1.2 with Sense 5, a much stripped back version of HTC’s skin. Like the One X there is no removeable battery (a 2300mAh battery is on board) and there is no microSD slot – there is instead 32GB of storage.

The device will be available from mid-March.