A price for the HTC One has been officially announced for the manufacturer’s home country of Taiwan, and the 64GB model will come at 24,900 TWD. Interestingly, this amounts to about $840 and is still cheaper than the variant of the iPhone 5 with the same storage capacity which is about $10 more expensive.
We’ve already had so much to say about the device, and most recently saw it debuted in India at a niche hands-on event where we also learned that the device would touch down here sometime in April. So not much in terms of tying down an exact release date, but it was something and we’ll take it. In the next few weeks we can expect online retail in the country to go wild with listings (and possibly pre-order and other bonuses), just like we saw for the BlackBerry Z10.
For any who still remain in the dark about the HTC device, it was announced on February 20 this year, bringing along several interesting and eye-catching features which included its ‘Ultrapixel’ camera among other things. There are also a few new technological inclusions we haven’t seen with any other Android device, and those comprise of such things as BlinkFeed, BoomSound and the ability to record Zoes.
The phone has a 4.7-inch full HD display with Jelly Bean and the latest Sense 5. Accompanying the Ultrapixel snapper on the back is a dedicated imaging chip and a 2.1MP front-facing webcam. A 1.7HGz quad core Qualcomm processor should prove sufficient for most any task, but just in case, there’s 2GB of DDR2 RAM performing a supporting role.
All that screen space is bound to drain the battery. So the device has been given a 2,300mAh Li-polymer power unit, but there isn’t any mention of saving mechanisms like we saw with the Sony Xperia Z. Besides the cold hard specs, the handset will benefit from the embedded functionality added by the new UI.
The 32GB version of the HTC One is expected to sell for 21,900 TWD, while the 16GB variant should be made available for 19,900 TWD. Unwired View is reporting that the manufacturer has officially announced these points at which the phone will go on sale in the market and that it has shown up on Chinese site ePrice.