HTC One Gets April Release Due To “Unprecedented Demand”
HTC has just issued another official statement regarding the HTC One’s delayed launch.
“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’s statement comes several days after reports that said the HTC One’s rollout would be delayed. A shortage of components like metal casings and camera parts slowed shipments of the HTC One, executives told the Wall Street Journal.
The HTC One has drawn early praise from tech reviewers, but the delay is another setback for a company that has struggled to keep up with competitors like Samsung. Last month, the company reported that revenue fell 44 percent from the previous year.
The HTC One boasts a 4.7-inch full HD 1080p display with 468 ppi. It runs a 1.7-GHz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and HTC Sense, a customized version of Android. The phone supports NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and DLNA for wireless streaming to a TV or computer. It can also work as a remote control on supported devices. There’s a microUSB 2.0 port with a mobile high-def video link for USB or HDMI hookup. There’s also a new “UltraPixel” camera which HTC has been touting.
We can’t wait to get our hands on this device!