HTC released a statement about its newest Android smartphone HTC One and its release date, revealing that the handheld will launch in the U.S. in April.
The company said that the HTC One will be available in the U.S. before the end of the month, although it did not give a specific launch date. In its company statement released this month, according to Geeky Gadgets, HTC said it has seen "unprecedented demand for and interest in the new HTC One and the care taken to design and build it is evidenced in early reviews."
"The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April," the statement read. "We appreciate our customers' patience, and believe that once they have the phone in their hands they will agree that it has been worth the wait."
The Taiwanese smartphone maker will release its new phone to all major network carriers - like AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile - but not perhaps not Verizon Wireless, according to PC Tablet. HTC reportedly tweeted earlier that the One will not be released by Verizon in the U.S. but later on they deleted the tweets, leaving subscribers unsure of the situation.
The HTC One will b available for purchase in the U.S. around the same time as Samsung's Galaxy S4, which will in fact be released by Verizon.
With a full aluminum and live home screen, the upcoming HTC device has a 4.7-inch full HD 1080 pixel display with 468 ppi. Memory options are 32 GB or 64GB and the phone's platform is Android with HTC Sense and HTC BlinkFeed. The latter allows users to pick the social networking sites, news and feeds they want to stay updated on and they will all stream live to the phone's home screen. The phone also comes with a 2GB RAM processor and has dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers. Studio-quality sounds are also provided through HTC One's BoomSound.
The phone features Optical Image Stabilization, Smart Flash (providing automatically five levels of flash depending on the distance to the subject) and slow motion video recording with a variety of playback speeds. The UltraPixel Camera has BSI sensors and wide angle lens with HDR capability. The front camera has 2.1 mega pixels and there is also 1080p full HD video recording. Sense TV allows synching with a television or remote control.
T-Mobile has a plan of $107 for the phone with $55 per month for unlimited data, according to International Business Times. Android Authority reported that the HTC One 32 GB is expected to go for $199 with two-year contracts, while the 64 GB version will most likely be worth $100 extra.