HTC One Release Date Set for March

The HTC One release date is set for March, according to the company that unveiled the smartphone earlier this week.

HTC finally gave the public a first look at the new flagship device which comes with top-of-the-line specs and new exclusive HTC features such a Blinkfeed, HTC Zoe, and BoomSound.

"People today immerse themselves in a constant stream of updates, news and information. Although smartphones are one of the main ways we stay in touch with the people and information we care about, conventional designs have failed to keep pace with how people are actually using them," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corp.

The new HTC One does a better job to stay up to date with the way people use smartphones, according to Chou.

"A new, exciting approach to the smartphone is needed and with the new HTC One, we have re-imagined the mobile experience from the ground up to reflect this new reality," he said.

The final specifications for the HTC One include a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM, a 2300 mAh battery, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE and some major improvements made to the camera specs. The smartphone will be available in both 32GB and 64GB versions and will come in silver and black variants.

It also comes with an 8-megapixel "Ultrapixels" camera that brings major improvements to low-light performance and optical image stabilization. The shooter provides "enhanced 360" panorama, time sequencing, and object removal along with an ultra-wide angle front-facing camera with 1080p capture.

HTC Zoe gives users the ability to shoot high-res photos that come to life in three-second snippets. The Zoes on the HTC One transform the traditional picture gallery into one with motion and life.

HTC BlinkFeed is a personal live stream right on the home screen that transforms it into a single live stream of personally relevant information such as social updates, entertainment, and lifestyle updates.

HTC BoomSound brings two front facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier to the One smartphone. HDR recording is also enhanced as the device has dual microphones specifically made for top-of-the-line audio processing.

The HTC One appears to be setting the stage for the rest of the high-end smartphones that will launch this year. HTC launched the One's predecessor, the One X, around the same time last year.