HTC announced the flagship HTC One smartphone in February this year and from its launch to release, everything seems to be going according to plan (barring the supply issue delay). Canadian carrier Rogers has started sending its customers who pre-ordered the device a shipping notification that says to allow up to five business days for the delivery.
A recent report indicates that an HTC One smartphone has also been sold in the U.S. before the official release, which means that the smartphone has arrived in stores but is just waiting for the official release date to get into the hands of customers.
The latest HTC One sports a 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 468 pixels per inch (ppi). A powerful 1.7 GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 processor powers the smartphone. The HTC One also touts a 2-UltraPixel (equivalent to 4-megapixel) rear-facing camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.
The HTC One includes 2GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB internal storage and no option to expand the memory using a microSD card. A handset also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G, high speed HSPA+, micro USB and a powerful 2,300 mAh battery. Recent reports confirm that the 64GB variant of the handset will be exclusive to AT&T in the U.S.
The handset measures 5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches and weighs 5.04 ounces.
The HTC One seems to have made an impression at the launch, as the handset was awarded the best new mobile handset, device or tablet at the MWC 2013. However, the recently launched and highly-anticipated top-end Samsung Galaxy S4 is also expected to release soon, giving customers more of a choice.