Hours after we reported about the April 22 availability date, HTC India has officially launched HTC One in the Indian market. They however are not so-specific about the exact release date, and have just noted end-of-April as the release schedule. Coming to the pricing, HTC has priced ‘One’ at INR 42,900 in the country, which is quite decent considering how stupidly company priced Butterfly in India.
HTC One will be competing with Sony Xperia Z and Samsung’s Galaxy S 4, which is expected to be launched in early-May in the country.
To remind you, HTC One was originally announced on February 19 and has since gone on sale in countries like Germany, UK and Taiwan.
HTC One features a zero-gap aluminium unibody design, brand new Sense version with new additions like HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe, HTC Sense TV and HTC BoomSound.
Also read: HTC One – Software Preview
On the specifications front, HTC One packs a 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 1080p display, and 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. In addition, HTC One comes with 2GB of RAM, 4MP Ultrapixel camera and front camera. The phone also packs 32GB of internal storage, NFC and 2300 mah battery.
Data partnership: As HTC stated at the time of original announcement, 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.
“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,” said Faisal Siddiqui, Country Head, HTC India.