HTC One has a super-sharp screen; arrives in late March

HTC showed off its new Android smartphone, the HTC One, Tuesday at a much awaited press event in New York City.

While the new smartphone's name might make it seem like a step back from last year's HTC One X, HTC's newest phone is one of the more novel mobile devices announced this year.

The HTC One sports a 4.7-inch 1080p HD display with a pixel density of 468 pixels per inch, which makes it one of the sharpest-looking smartphone screens in existence.

HTC is also pumping it up on the audio end with what it calls "Boom Sound". When used in conjunction with Beats Audio, Boom Sound makes for a better listening experience when listening to audio through the phone's two front-facing stereo speakers.

The hardware onboard the One is equally impressive, with a beefy 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM. The phone also comes running a new version of the HTC Sense overlay on top of the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system.

Larger pixels

What what makes the HTC One really stand out from its competition is the phone's Ultrapixel camera. Rather than going with a higher, denser megapixel sensor, HTC has gone with larger pixels that capture 300 percent more light.

This will let you use the HTC One to capture better photos in low-light environments.

The HTC One will come in a 32GB model for $200 or 64GB for $300 and will be available on AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Both models will be available in black or silver and are expected to arrive in late March.

Stay tuned for our hands-on coverage of the HTC One.

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