As reported, HTC India has officially announced the launch of awaited flagship smartphone HTC One in the country. The smartphone is expected to hit the stores in the country from upcoming April 22 this month. The smartphone is aggressively priced at 42,900 in the country in order to compete with flagships Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S IV, which is also expected to go on sale in early-May this year in India.
Originally announced in February, HTC has taken almost 2 months to announced the smartphone for Indian market which is highly dominated by Samsung and Nokia. The smartphone is also scheduled to be launched in USA via AT&T network on coming April 19.
As you already know the specs, but to remind, HTC One comes with
4.7-inch Super LCD 3 1080p display, Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.0 UI, 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB/64GB of internal storage and 2300 mAh battery. Moreover it includes 4MP Ultrapixel camera and front camera, NFC support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS.
Apart from these, the smartphone has entirely zero-gap aluminium unibody design and brand new Sense version with new additions like HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe, HTC Sense TV and HTC BoomSound.
As per HTC India, the company has partnered with RCom to provide 1GB of 3G data free for 3 months to HTC One buyers on its GSM network along with free WhatsApp and Facebook access for 3 months.
Here is what Faisal Siddiqui, Country Head, HTC India said at the launch event:
People today immerse themselves in a constant stream of updates, news and information. Although smartphones are one of the main ways we stay in touch with the people and information we care about, conventional designs have failed to keep pace with how people are actually using them.
A new, exciting approach to the smartphone is needed and with the new HTC One, we have re-imagined the mobile experience from the ground up to reflect this new reality.
Commenting on the launch, Nilanjan Mukherjee, Chief Revenue Officer, Reliance Communications Limited said:
We are happy to exclusively partner with HTC to bring the new HTC One in India. Every Reliance GSM subscriber can now avail 1GB of 3G data free for 3 months along with free sharing of unlimited text, music, pictures and videos through WhatsApp and Facebook for 3 months. We are also offering free BigFlix subscription for 3 months that will enable Reliance 3G users to watch the latest movies on the go without having to worry about any additional data charges.