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Although initially released back in March, HTC recently presented us with a friends & family version of its widely popular smartphone, bundled in a special Terry Richardson box, flaunting the famed photographer’s insignia and trademark mug on the front. A favorite of Terry’s for social media, the HTC One features the breakthrough HTC Zoe, which gives people the ability to shoot high-res photos that come to life in three-second snippets. These Zoes, photos, and videos are then displayed in a unique way that brings the gallery to life and transforms the traditional photo gallery of still images into a motion gallery of memories. It also automatically creates integrated highlight films from each event comprised of Zoes, photos and videos set to music with professionally designed cuts, transitions and effects.

To enable this innovative camera experience, HTC developed a custom camera that includes a best-in-class f/2.0 aperture lens and a breakthrough sensor with UltraPixels that gather 300 percent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors. This new approach also delivers astounding low-light performance and a variety of other improvements to photos and videos. In addition, the perfect self-portrait or video is just a tap away with an ultra-wide angle front-facing camera which supports 1080p video capture. Multi-axis optical image stabilization for the rear camera also helps ensure video footage smoother whether stationary or on the move. HTC UltraPixel camera adds many other features and effects such as enhanced 360-degree panorama, time sequencing and object removal. Further information on the HTC One is available here.

Photography: Luis Ruano/Highsnobiety.com

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