HTC One Confirmed for Australia at Optus, Telstra and Vodafone

The smartphone will arrive in the country with 4G LTE connectivity packed inside

By on February 20th, 2013 08:31 GMT
HTC One, the latest Android-based smartphone from the Taiwanese mobile phone maker and the next flagship device from the company, is set to become available for purchase in Australia as well, wireless carriers in the country have confirmed.

Three major operators down under announced plans to add the new device to their offerings, namely Optus, Telstra and Vodafone, with 4G connectivity capabilities inside the smartphone also confirmed, as Ausdroid notes.

“The brand new HTC One was unveiled overnight & it's coming to Optus. Pricing, plans & availability announced soon,” Optus announced on Twitter.

Telstra posted on its website an official announcement on this device, claiming that it would make HTC One available for its customers as soon as it arrives in Australia, but it did not offer further details on the launch. Users can already register their interest in the smartphone on the carrier’s website.

Vodafone also announced in a recent blog post that it had been selected as launch partner for the device, and that it will be offering some “great deals very, very soon.”

Featuring a 4.7-inch 1080p display and a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor inside, paired with 2GB of RAM, the handset can deliver great performance capabilities while on the go.

Moreover, the smartphone comes with 32GB of internal memory, as well as with an UltraPixel 4MP camera on the back, a 2.1MP front camera, dual speakers on the front, IR sensor in the power button, and the usual range of connectivity features.

The handset runs under Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, with a new flavor of the Sense UI loaded on top, offering brand new features to users.

Some of these include:

- HTC BlinkFeed transforms the home screen into a single live stream of information that suits the user such as social updates, entertainment and lifestyle updates, news and photos.
- HTC Zoe is a camera feature that redefines how people capture, relive and share their most precious moments by giving people the ability to shoot high-res photos that come to life in three second snippets.
- HTC BoomSound introduces front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier and full HD display. Beats Audio integration is also enabled across the entire experience.

When announcing the new device, HTC confirmed that it will arrive on shelves on over 80 regions and countries starting with the next month, and Australia might receive it then as well, so stay tuned for more on this.
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