HTC One Dual-SIM to Hit The European Market, Too

HTC One dual-SIM

HTC One is definitely one of the most impressive smartphones launched on the market in 2013. For the Chinese market, the Taiwan-based phone maker has developed a dual SIM variant of its flagship smartphone. The integrity of the aluminium and ceramics case was slightly affected by the dual-SIM support, as the new HTC One variant comes with a removable back lid.

The removable back cover hides the two microSIM card slots and the microSD slot that is available on the new model. Today we are learning that the dual-SIM HTC One will soon become available on the European market, as well, and the cold and far Russia will be the first to get the hands on it.

For the time being, it’s not sure whether the Taiwanese company will decide to introduce the HTC One dual-SIM on the other European markets, therefore we are advising you to take the rumors with a pinch of salt. A smartphone that has support for two SIM cards is not appreciated by the carriers, so if the HTC One dual-SIM debuts in Europe, it will only be available for purchase at full price.

In Russia, the price of the HTC One dual-SIM is about $950. Pretty expensive, huh? The specifications of the HTC One dual-SIM will be identical to the ones of the original model. The only exception is the microSD card slot.

I will remind you that the HTC One sports a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with full HD resolution and Gorilla Glass 2 protection. The HTC One is underpinned by a Snapdragon 600 chipset manufactured by Qualcomm, based on four Krait 300 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz and Adreno 320 GPU. The smartphone also comes with 32 or 64 GB of internal storage, and the dual-SIM variant will also support microSD expansion of up to 64 GB.

While most of the smartphone makers have integrated 13 megapixel cameras on their flagships for 2013 (see Sony Xperia Z, Samsung Galaxy S4, and LG Optimus G Pro), the Taiwanese company has mounted a 4 megapixel camera on the back of the HTC One. The primary camera has an UltraPixel sensor with 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, and support for 1080p@30 fps video recording.

In terms of connectivity, the HTC One sports all the features worthy of a modern smartphone like, 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, NFC chip, Bluetooth 4.0, IR blaster, and microUSB 2.0. The flagship smartphone of the Taiwanese company is running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, customized with the company’s proprietary Sense 5 interface.

Are you tempted by a dual-SIM HTC One? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • Alex Dubai

    I live in Dubai but got the Chinese version of the phone from China. It is absolutely brilliant and the dual-SIM facility is really useful. This is my fourth daul-SIM phone and the others have been appalling – this is the first really good one; so good that I have given up my beloved iPhone 5 for it! It will be great if it is available in Europe because then I can change the software from Chinese English to English English.

    • DUALNeedy

      Alex (or anyone that knows the phone)
      Does it allow for active active sim? No switch needed? can I receive calls from both sims?

  • mprice

    I’m very tempted in one of these. I want a phone to carry my work sim and my private sin without having to carry two phones all the time. I live in the UK and we don’t have any two sim phones available which are as god a spec as above. I have purchased a Chinese dual sim from China and its OK but I really like HTC. I am due to go the USA soon and hope I can purchase this phone while there, does anyone know if tuft sell UK capably phones I can bring back which will work ? (GSM).

  • Erik_qwerty713

    Dual SIM and developers edition would be ideal. / sent from an locked HTC One with many functions disabled by default (no call recording, no removal of annoyingly preinstalled apps)

  • aztek_zory

    I`m waiting for this phone in UK:)

  • liamrb

    I also want a dual sim phone for work and personal use. I just get frustrated that there are hardly ever any with good specs. I would love the one with dual sim.

  • Chris Kokkiniotis

    Bring it to Europe!NOW!

  • John

    Please note that the HTC One dual SIM 802d will not work on European networks as the UIM SIM Port is 800Mhz only. I know I bought one and had to return it!

  • David W

    Be aware that the dual sim version available in the Far East markets is not 4G ready, so not quite the same spec as the single sim version unless they’s changing it for Russia and Europe….

  • Catarina

    The moment this one comes out, I’ll get it. Come on, HTC, make my Christmas!