HTC One which was recently launched in India at a price tag of Rs.42900.00 and is available at a discount on Flipkart, has announced a dual SIM model. The website of HTC lists the dual SIM model as 'Coming Soon' and invites you to sign up for update on the phone.
So why is HTC coming out with a dual SIM model of HTC One and what will be the key differences between the single SIM and the double SIM one.
On the first one, it is pretty clear now that the HTC One has failed to make any cut in the lucrative smart phone market. It is has not only lost the fight in the flagship model arena to Samsung Galaxy S IV and the Sony Xperia Z but lagging at 3rd place in the Android smart phones market. And it doesn't seem to have too many new phones with new features in pipeline. So obviously a dual SIM HTC One makes much sense to the strategists at the Taiwanese company's head quarters.
On the second on, that is on the specs front other the the dual SIM capabilities the HTC One dual SIM will sport a SuperLCD3 capacitive 4.7 inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (~469 ppi pixel density). It will be powered by a Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 chipset and a Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300. It will run on a 2GB RAM with a internal memory of whopping 32GB and a expansion slot for added 64GB microSD space. All this will be fuelled on a 2300 mAh battery, which seems little bit on the smaller side
It will have the HTC Sense UI 5, dual speakers on the front with Beats Audio Sound enhancement and the usual connectivity solutions like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and the DLNA. Comparison with HTC One bring out one big difference and that is the memory expansion slot.
It will be interesting to see the pricing that HTC undertakes for this phone as a good pricing can always influence the very dynamic smartphone market place.
Quick peek at the HTC One Dual SIM specs
4.7-inch full HD display with Gorilla Glass 2 at 468 ppi
3G, EDGE, Wi-Fi capabilities
UltraPixel camera powered by HTC Zoe, 2.1MP front-facing camera with wide angle lens
32GB internal memory + memory expandable by up to 64GB