Feb, 23 2015

We’re only a day away from the unveiling — and possible release — of the all new HTC One. We feel like we already know everything there is to know about this device thanks to countless leaks making their way to the internet. That said, it still excites us to see this 14 minute hands-on video ahead of launch.

There’s only one problem for all but one class of people — it’s in German. If you can understand the language then it appears to be a largely informative video, though those of us unlucky enough not to know it are left in the dark.

The video host seems to dive deep into most important aspects of the device, though we were particularly interested in the new camera features being shown off. He shows us how the dynamic post-snapshot focusing feature works thanks to the HTC One’s dual cameras.

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He’s able to quickly and easily adjust focus between a man and a woman in one shot. The effect is more akin to that fake Instagram-esque blur filter and doesn’t seem to give a true sense of depth of field like, say, a DSLR, but it’s more than most smartphone cameras can do in regards to focusing.┬áHe also enables an interesting 3D viewing effect, though it probably doesn’t come off as well as it would in person.

Beyond that, though, he takes us through some of the new features of HTC Sense 6.0, including a refreshed BlinkFeed experience, new Zoe features, and more. If nothing else, getting a nice, long look at that gorgeous aluminum unibody build might be enough incentive alone to watch the video. Be sure to do just that by hitting the play button above.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

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