HTC One to go on sale in UK this week, Ireland next week – in US by end of April

25 Mar 2013

The HTC One smartphone

HTC has confirmed that its new smartphone, the HTC One, will go on sale in the UK, Germany and Taiwan this week and across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific by the end of April. We have learned that limited numbers will be in stock across Irish networks from 2 April.

In an official statement, HTC said: “HTC has seen unprecedented demand for and interest in the new HTC One, and the care taken to design and build it is evidenced in early reviews. The new HTC One will roll out in the UK, Germany and Taiwan next week and across Europe, North America and most of Asia-Pacific before the end of April.

“We appreciate our customers’ patience, and believe that once they have the phone in their hands they will agree that it has been worth the wait,” the company said. has learned that there will be limited numbers of the new device in stock across various Irish networks from 2 April.

All metal-clad smartphone

The HTC One is the Taiwanese company’s new flagship device and represents a calculated gamble aimed at reversing its declining fortunes.

The HTC One is crafted with a zero-gap aluminum unibody and will feature a 4.7-inch Full HD screen. It comes with an Android Jelly Bean operating system and 4G LTE network technology.

The display is capable of 468ppi resolution. In terms of processor, it will come with a quad core Qualcomm Snap Dragon 28nm chip, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of memory and 25GB of Dropbox storage.

The HTC One comes with a camera that has a f/2.0 aperture lens and an UltraPixel sensor that gathers in 300pc more light than traditional smartphone sensors.

The all-metal clad device will sport a new version of HTC Sense (version 75) and a new way of consuming news via a Blink Feed that will include more than 10,000 news articles a day. The device will also feature ‘Zoe’, a new tool for capturing video and photos simultaneously, and which one rep from HTC described as similar to the Harry Potter newspaper.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years