HTC One seems closer to the Indian release. The Jelly Bean running HTC’s 4.7-inch behemoth can be bought for INR 42,900 by the end of April — or starting April 22nd, to say the least. HTC India has also stated that the company has tied up with RCom (Reliance Communications) to sweeten the deal. Having that said, the company will be offering three months of 1GB free 3G data with each HTC One purchase.
GSM subscribers will also get free BigFlix subscription for 3 months that will enable Reliance 3G users to watch movies on the go without incurring any additional data charges.
Powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU by Qualcomm, the HTC One houses 2GB of RAM under the hood. Connectivity options, including Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC also can be found inside the phone, alongside a brand new Sense UI running top-notch over Android version 4.1 Jelly Bean.
It’s unclear whether HTC will bring 64GB model of the device to the Indian shores shortly after. We suspect NOT!
“People today immerse themselves in a constant stream of updates, news and information. Although smartphones are one of the main ways we stay in touch with the people and information we care about, conventional designs have failed to keep pace with how people are actually using them,” said Faisal Siddiqui, Country Head, HTC India.
“A new, exciting approach to the smartphone is needed and with the new HTC One, we have re-imagined the mobile experience from the ground up to reflect this new reality,” he added.
It might not come as surprise to us if HTC One’s Ultrapixel-equipped back shooter becomes the selling-point of the handset, as reportedly what makes it awesome is BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3′, dedicated HTC ImageChip 2, F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens. Along with HDR Video recording capability, the phone’s Ultrapixel camera makes it easier to shoot slow motion video with variable speed playback — thanks to HTC Zoe technology. There’s also a 2.1MP front-facing shooter with HDR and 1080p Full HD video recording capability.
With HTC One is already being called the best designed and most innovative Android smartphone on the planet, its 1080p display will definitely put this beast right in league with its rival, such as Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5.
While HTC’s Butterfly is still tagged around at INR 46,000 in India, people looking for a high-tier device won’t regret waiting for the One.
What do you guys think of this ONE? Would it help HTC stacke up against competition?