The dual-SIM variant of the HTC One is already available on the Chinese market for a while now and to our surprise, we’ve learned that it got received the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update ahead of the original flagship model that was announced in February 2013.
The international versions are usually the first ones to get the latest Android firmware updates, but it seems that the dual-SIM variant has been a priority for the Taiwanese phone maker, even though the original model is definitely more popular. Anyway, LlabTooFer ROM developer claims that the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for HTC One international will arrive soon, thus we are expecting the new firmware update to be rolled out in a couple of days.
As you probably know, HTC One Google Edition is running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and it might even get Android 4.3 Jelly Bean soon, after a leaked Android 4.3 build has been made available for the Galaxy S4 Google Edition, then it was ported for the Snapdragon 600 SGS4.
Even though we don’t have the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for HTC One changelog in handy we are expecting the firmware update to bring the highly appreciated Quick Settings button in the notification area, along with lockscreen widgets, expandable notifications, and improved performance.
Rumor has it that the Taiwanese company is already working on a HTC One Mini and a HTC One phablet and we are eager to see whether the two aforementioned smartphones will run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Even though you are owning the HTC One international model and not the dual-SIM variant, it’s worth checking whether the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update has hit your device. In order to do so you will have to go to Settings > About Device > Software Updates and hit the Check for updates button.
Because it would be a shame not to remind you about the HTC One specs, I will continue by saying that the flagship smartphone is boasting a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and Gorilla Glass 2 protection, while being underpinned by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 chipset. The Snapdragon 600 unit was unveiled at CES 2013 along with its more powerful brother, the Snapdragon 800, the first one being based on four Krait 300 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU.
The HTC One technical specifications list also includes 2 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage, plus all the connectivity features worthy of a modern smartphone: HSPA+; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC chip, infra read port, and microUSB 2.0.
While most of its rivals come with 13 megapixel cameras mounted on their backs (Sony Xperia Z, Samsung Galaxy S4, LG Optimus G Pro), the HTC One arrives with a 4 megapixel UltraPixel camera which packs autofocus, LED flash, 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, optical image stabilization, plus 1080@30 fps video recording support with HDR, stereo sound recording, and video stabilization. The front-facing camera has a 2.1 megapixel sensor and is also capable of recording full HD videos.
HTC One is 137.4 mm tall, 68.2 mm wide, 9.3 mm thin, weighs 143 grams and has a 2,300 mAh battery.
Did the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update hit your HTC One unit yet? Please use the comments section below to inform us on the status.