Taiwanese smartphone major HTC and telecom carrier Tata Docomo have jointly announced the availability of the HTC One dual-SIM phone in India.
Commenting on the launch of the new HTC One variant, HTC South Asia President Jack Yang said, “Dual SIM smartphones are becoming more popular as they allow consumers to take advantage of the most effective network coverage in the vicinity of the user for the best possible connections.”
“This phone (HTC One) uses the dual networks (GSM and CDMA) of Tata Docomo to offer great data voice experience to customers. Our innovative offerings will appeal to both individual and business customers who desire a data rich experience,” said, Tata Docomo Head (Non Voice Services), Sunil Tandon.
In addition to the extra SIM slot, the new HTC One variant boasts off a microSD slot, where in the smartphone storage space can be expanded up to 64GB. The original, single-SIM model came with 32GB inbuilt memory, but lacked memory card option.
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Apart from these two features, other specifications remain the same. It sports a 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 screen with 1920x1080p display resolution and boasts of the industry’s highest display resolution in its class, having pixel density close to 468 ppi (pixel per inch).
It runs on the Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS with HTC BlinkFeed and Sense 5.0 UI powered by a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor with 2GB RAM.
The main USP of HTC smartphone is its innovative 2.0-ultra pixel (equivalent to 4.0-MP) main-camera which is capable of absorbing up to 300 percent more light than any other camera phone in the industry.
Price of the new HTC One Dual SIM phone is said to be ₹53,590 in the market. However, the same is offered for a much lesser price of ₹46,257 at online store Flipkart. Another e-retailer Saholic is offering the HTC phone for ₹51,999.
Key Specifications of HTC One dual-SIM:
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