Three has announced it has made the HTC One available to pre-order, with the flagship handset due to go on sale on March 15.
The upcoming flagship HTC One will be offered for an upfront handset cost of £69 on a £34 per month Ultimate Internet 500 plan that provides 500 anytime minutes, 5000 texts and an All-You-Can-Eat data bundle on Three’s ultrafast network.
It will also be available on The One Plan tariff from £36 per month, which delivers 2,000 anytime minutes, 5,000 minutes to other Three users, 5,000 texts and that tempting All-You-Can-Eat data package, again with an upfront price of £69.
“Packed full to the brim with innovative technology, we’re delighted to offer the HTC One for pre-order from 15 March,” said Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three. “The smartphone offers the latest in a premium, aluminium design and is the perfect partner to enjoy our Ultrafast network.”
HTC One Features
The HTC One is a very powerful handset that packs a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM powered by a 2300mAh Lithium-Polymer battery. Building on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS from Google, the HTC One integrates the latest version of the HTC Sense UI, HTC Sense 5.
The newly announced flagship handset is the first to feature the new HTC BlinkFeed functionality, transforming the home screen into a content feed akin to the Live tiles of the Windows Phone 8 system. The vibrant 4.7-inch Full 1080p HD touchscreen display boasts a 468ppi image density and 1080p HD video recording capabilities. The new HTC UltraPixel camera offers a f/2.0 lens with a sensor capable of capturing 300 per cent more light than other smartphone cameras, providing sharp and vivid results even in low lighting conditions.
Press the shutter on the HTC One UltraPixel camera and the HTC Zoe software will click in, automatically taking up to 20 photos and a three second video to transform your photo album into what HTC calls “a living, breathing gallery”.
Music can be pumped through the HTC BoomSound duo of front-facing stereo speakers with integrated amps enhanced with interior Beats Audio technology.
The zero-gap aluminium bodied design of the HTC One weighs 143 grams and is just 9.3mm thick, despite the tech spec list it brandishes. Integrated Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and 4G LTE connectivity options complete the HTC One’s offerings.
Due to be released on March 15, the HTC One will launch in black and silver and with the options of 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.
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