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HTC Source | January 20, 2018

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A detailed look at HTC Sense 4.0 and HTC One series features

A detailed look at HTC Sense 4.0 and HTC One series features

HTC One is intended to take HTC to the next level, by incorporating ground breaking technology into the One device for your music, camera, and mobile needs.

Sense 4 has many new innovations, including and amazing camera. Since the camera is the second most user phone feature (after making calls) HTC wants to give users “the power of a true digital camera on your phone.” In order to make capturing photos and video, HTC has chosen to display both the camera shutter button and video recording button at the same time. HTC has also reduced the lag time between launching the camera application and taking a picture down to 0.7 seconds.

All HTC one devices will feature advanced BSI imaging sensors along with f2.0 lenses and a dedicated HTC lmage Chip for clearer, sharper shots. The flash has also been improved with an LED Smart Flash with 5 auto adjustable power levels. Like HTC’s latest Android phones, One devices will feature all of the same Scalado imaging enhancements which include burst mode, smile recognition, HDR and more. One devices will also have the ability to record video and capture images simultaneously so that you never miss that perfect shot. Images can even be extracted from HD video after it has been recorded.

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HTC has also announced that they are expanding their partnership with DropBox by fully integrating cloud storage into HTC Sense 4.0. Anyone who purchases and HTC One device will be treated to 25GB of cloud storage through DropBox (for up to two years).

HTC Media Link HD

HTC Media Link HD allows users to connect their devices to and display via HDMI and allows dual-screen and mirroring capabilities. Users can stream picture, music and video wirelessly to a second display with the ability to continue interaction with the device. Simply use three finders to swipe up on your content in your media gallery to share with another display and then swipe down on your screen with three fingers when you are done.

All HTC One devices will also feature full Beats Audio integration for an “authentic sound experience” not available from other Android phones. Unlike previous iterations of Beat on HTC’s phones, HTC Sense 4.0 integration with Beats Audio brings the audio enhancement to all audio and video applications on the device. Users will also be able to sync their phones with almost any music service they have on their computer and once they have set it up, Sense 4.0 features a wireless music sync capability which will pull in all your latest music and playlists from your computer over WiFi.

HTC Car Clip and Dock

HTC One also helps integrate your phone into your car with a new Car Clip which plugs into your car stereo’s 3.5mm auxiliary input. A new intuitive interface surfaces your music, maps, contacts, messages and more into a more so that you can easily access all your information on your HTC One device without the typical distractions of the traditional Android UI.

With HTC Sense 4.0, the new HTC One series of phones is a huge step forward and will hopefully help HTC get back on track to becoming the best Android manufacturer. What new features are you looking forward to the most on your HTC One handset?

About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.


  1. Howard Rosenberg

    No, replaceable battery could be a deal breaker for me. i have EVO 3D and had EVO 4g before that. I always have 3 or 4 extra batteries with me if I’ll be out all day and usually use 2 or 3 batteries. This is one of reasons I never considered an iphone. Moot point right now anyway since Sprint has not been named (yet?) as carrier and I’m not eligible for upgrade for another year.

    • I think people are underestimating the improved power efficiency in the new S4 processor.

      • Gabriel

        I think you are underestimating the fact that Howard said he carried “3 or 4” batteries and usually used 2 or 3. No matter how good the power management is, he will have to use at least one replacement which makes any phone with fixed battery a no no for consumers like him.

  2. Have you an idea Why HTC doesn’t use SD card?

    • The trend in the industry is shifting towards build-in storage. Apple has been doing it for years with the iPhone and Google is even doing it with the Galaxy Nexus. it allows HTC to make the phone slightly smaller (not that anyone would notice).

  3. ranger67

    I will never buy a phone or tablet which doesn’t allow for memory expansion. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, being in the computing industry since 1985, is that one ALWAYS outgrows a static system. Expansion is necessary and unavoidable. Unless you want a throw away, always get hardware that can be expanded.

    • TopDog

      Ranger, basically as Apple and Microsoft are doing they are shifting to bigger build-in storage as well as cloud storage as your expansion, what I currently do is have basically every photo, video, file, ect. auto sync to cloud so I leave the Internal as free as possible for Apps and other things.

      • George

        as would anyone with common sense. 😉 so are there any other handsets in line for a month or two now after the One X/S? Was thinking of upgrading early and quad core is future proof enough for my needs within the next two years until next upgrade.

  4. 蝈蝈

    HTC Incredible S什么时候能升级4.0???