HTC One Wins Best Device Award at MWC

HTC One Black

The HTC One has been awarded the Best New Handset accolade at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

HTC One Black

As the annual trade show comes to a close, the GSMA awarded HTC the title for best new handset, device or Tablet, with the HTC One beating of stiff competition from the Sony Xperia Z, LG Optimus G Pro, and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

The judging panel of industry experts recognised the HTC One for its high potential, with 'game-changing features, design and functionality.'

“We are delighted by the reactions from both consumers and the industry to the new HTC One,” said Benjamin HO, Chief Marketing Officer at HTC. “It is a device that has been years in the making and is one of which we are incredibly proud. With exciting features like BlinkFeed, BoomSound, Ultrapixel camera combined with the zero gap aluminium body design, we believe that the HTC One will really change the way that people use their phones, revolutionising the overall mobile experience.”

HTC unveiled the HTC One a few days ahead of the Mobile World Congress, at a joint press event held in New York and London. The handset features a beautiful 4.7 inch 1080p HD display, and despite the all metal body is only 143g. The device runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, with an update to 4.2.2 in the works to be delivered shortly after release.

The One has the latest version of the HTC UI, HTC Sense 5.0 which includes BlinkFeed, which streams content from a number of news services, websites and social networks direct to the homescreen of the phone.

Powered by a quad core 1.7 GHz processor with 2GB RAM, the HTC One will be available with either 32GB or 64GB of internal memory, and will come in either Silver or Black.

The HTC One is expected to be available from the 15th March, and will be on all UK networks. For details on the offers available on this handset when it is released, head to our HTC One Deals page.