The smartphone is likely to come unlocked for use on other networks
Unveiled yesterday, HTC One is slated for a March release in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, North America, Latin America and China.The Taiwanese handset maker confirmed that the smartphone would be launched at more than 185 carriers around the world and took the time to list all of them in the press release.
Indian customers will be happy to know that HTC One will arrive in their country in late March at Reliance Communications.
However, as AndroidOS points out, HTC One is likely to be available unlocked, so customers can use it on any network available in the country.
Given the fact that HTC has teamed up with Reliance for the launch of HTC One in India, there will be special offers for customers who purchase the smartphone from the carrier like free mobile data for a few months for example.
Unfortunately, there are no details on pricing options yet, but HTC One is now available for pre-order in the UK for £510/€585/$785 outright.
HTC One is the first smartphone to come equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor inside. The Optimus G Pro features the same chipset, but this one is likely to go on sale after HTC One hits shelves.
The One’s processor is clocked at 1.7 GHz and is complemented by an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit and 2GB of RAM.
Another selling point of the phone should be the 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution and 469 ppi.
The 4 UltraPixels rear camera is another strong point of the smartphone, HTC claims. The main camera features autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video and image recording, as well as full HD (1080p) video recording.
HTC One ships with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, but it will receive an upgrade to Android 4.2.2 soon after launch. More details on the phone’s specs sheet are available here.