The HTC One is definitely one of the smartphones that will rock the Android world in 2013, and even though the new flagship smartphone of the Taiwan-based company was officially announced more than a month ago, the HTC One release date was yet unknown.
After a lot of publications tried to guess the HTC One release date over the past month, the Taiwan-based company has officially unveiled when its new smartphone will be available for purchase in various regions of the globe.
We have told you earlier this month that HTC will delay the One release date, and today the Taiwanese phone maker confirmed our fears. Initially expected to hit the market mid March and be available on most markets of the world by beginning of April the HTC One release date was pushed back a couple of weeks. No one knows for sure why the HTC One didn’t hit the market sooner, but it seems that some production issues of the UltraPixel camera sensor were the reason.
The Taiwanese phone maker officially announced that the HTC One release date in UK, Germany and Taiwan has been set for next week, while other countries will still have to wait until the new smartphone becomes available for purchase. If you are reading this from Europe, North America, or Asia-Pacific region, you should know that you won’t be able to get your hands on the new HTC One sooner than late April.
It seems that the HTC One will hit the market in the same time frame with Samsung’s Galaxy S4, and this can only mean troubles for the Taiwanese company. If the One isn’t a successful product heads will roll at HTC, and recent reports have indicated that the company’s CEO and President, Peter Chou, will be one of the big names that will leave the company.
Even though the HTC One is an amazing smartphone, Samsung’s budgets for marketing are capable of making the public forget about the HTC flagship and turn their attention towards the Galaxy S4.
In case you forgot, we remind you that HTC One sports a 4.7-inch full HD display with Super LCD3 technology and a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz. The smartphone also comes with 2 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of internal storage and all the connectivity features worthy of a high-end smartphone: 4G LTE, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, all standards of WiFi, NFC chip, infrared prot, and microUSB 2.0.
Even though most of the flagship smartphones launched in 2013 come with 13 megapixel cameras, HTC has bet on a 4 megapixel sensor with UltraPixel technology. The UltraPixel sensor has 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, HDR support, optical image stabilization and full HD video recording capabilities.
Will you be among the first customers to get their hands on the new HTC One, or you will go for high-end smartphone developed by Sony, Samsung, or LG? Feel free to let us know in the comments section.