HTC recently launched its flagship smartphone the HTC One and the company has announced a release date of April 19 in Canada. A previous report indicated that an AT&T customer received the HTC One from one of the stores a few weeks back and now reports suggest that Rogers customers, who have pre-ordered the smartphone, have started receiving the handset before the official release date.
"On Friday Rogers started shipping the HTC One to those who pre-ordered. The UPS shipping notification stated that 'please allow up to 5 business days for our delivery.' Well, good fortune has arrived as customers are reporting that the Jelly Bean powered device has shown up a few days early. The official HTC One launch date is coming up on April 19th. This is certainly a good way to start the week," reports Mobile Syrup.
The latest HTC flagship smartphone features 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 quad core Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7 GHz powers the smartphone. The smartphone also includes a 2-UltraPixel (equivalent to 4 megapixels) rear-facing snapper and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.
The HTC One includes 32GB/64GB of on-board storage and unfortunately you cannot expand the memory using a microSD card. The handset also has 2GB of RAM. For connectivity the HTC One has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G, high speed HSPA+ and micro USB. A powerful 2,300 mAh battery fuels the device.
The handset measures 5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches and weighs 5.04 ounces. Recent reports confirm that the 64GB variant of the handset will be exclusive to AT&T in the U.S.
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.
If you have ordered for the HTC One on Rogers have you received the handset?