Chinese HTC One Release Date Is April 26, Features dual-SIM and microsSD Card Slot
After being available for purchase in the United States and Europe for quite a while, the HTC One is now heading for the Chinese market and it will be sold by all the major local mobile operators. The Chinese version of the HTC One will have support for dual-SIM and microSD card.
As mentioned, the device will be available at all the important Chinese mobile networks such as China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom, but the HTC One comes with some slight modifications including a removable back cover, microSD card slot and dual-SIM support. For the moment, none of the mentioned carriers have listed the price for the HTC One, but the Chinese customers will be able to buy it directly from the manufactured as of April 26.
Apart for the mentioned extra features, the HTC One is similar to the international version, which sports a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and a pixel density of around 468ppi. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm designed Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz. It also includes 2 GB of RAM, a 2300 mAh battery, a 4 Ultrapixel rear-facing camera (which is supposed to be one of the main attraction of the HTC One), and a 2.1 MP shooter located in the front. As for the internal storage, the flagship comes in two variants of 32 and 64 GB.
As for the operating system, the HTC One runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (which is scheduled to be updated to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean in the near future) and the Sense 5 user interface on top.
Even though the company had some problems with the handset’s camera (which has been eventually fixed with a software update), the HTC One is one of the most popular smartphones on the market, as it is said that the Tawain-based manufactured shipped 300,000 units in march, 1.2 million in April, which will be followed by 2 more million in May. Of course, it can’t be compared with Samsung, which expects to ship 10 million Galaxy S4 units in the first month after its release, but HTC is still doing pretty well.