After more than a month of HTC announcing the launch of its premium flagship HTC One in the Indian market, the phone has been listed on online mobile retailer Saholic’s website for Rs.42,900. At the time of writing this post, only the Silver colour variant of the phone is available. The site is also offering a free back cover with the phone.
However, we checked the status of the phone’s availability with a HTC representative and got a response that the phone is still not officially available. The representative refused to confirm a date when the HTC One will go on sale in the retail market.
It’s worth pointing out that the Saholic listing mentions a delivery time of 9 business days, so the listing does’t confirm immediate availability.
HTC One (Review) features a 4.7-inch screen with 1080p display. It is powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor along with 2GB of RAM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, Infrared and Micro-USB. The smartphone runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) along with a brand new Sense UI. The phone was originally scheduled to go on sale from end of April.
HTC One comes with 32GB of non-expandable storage, though a 64GB variant is available in other markets. No word from HTC when, and indeed if, the 64GB variant will hit Indian shores.
There has been a lot of buzz around the HTC One camera, as the company has ditched the conventional megapixel in favour of something that the company dubs as the UltraPixel camera. There is a 2.1-megapixel front camera and a 2,300mAh battery.