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HTC One launches in India on Wednesday

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HTC One launches in India on Wednesday
It's time for consumers in India to see what the fuss is all about. On Wednesday, the HTC One launches in the country. It's been a shame that just while the Taiwan based manufacturer has finally released a phone that resonates with the smartphone buying public (5 million units have been sold so far), the company itself is in turmoil with top executives walking out.

Now that we got that out of the way, let's talk about the phone itself. Made of an aluminum unibody casing, the HTC One is a solid piece of kit and with an industry leading pixel density of 468ppi, the screen is absolutely magnificent. The model has been spotted on some Indian e-commerce sites priced at 42,900 INR ($764 USD) with shipping set for today.

While the Samsung Galaxy S4 has been outselling the HTC One by a 2 to 1 margin, nowhere in the rules does it state that HTC has to outsell Samsung to stay alive. Considering what is expected from Sammy's flagship Android device, HTC would be very happy if the HTC One sells 50% of that amount. And a larger phablet sized version of the HTC One, codenamed T6, could be challenging the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 later this year.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: ZeeNews

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posted on 29 May 2013, 02:40 9

1. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


They are too late... I bought S4 already.... HTC never learn... They are always late to the party.. And they release exclusive better variants to some markets (china).. I will not buy a HTC device until they treat all markets as same

posted on 29 May 2013, 03:53 4

8. tech2 (Posts: 1315; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


As you know they were already suffering from producing enough devices due their Ultrapixel tech. So they went ahead and released in developed markets where people will buy more instead of India and China where they currently have low market share. Being a company it will only release a product where it sees more potential customer.

Similarly, Nokia sees a big market in India and China for its feature phone lineup. So they release some of their Asha phones first in India.

and read this article to understand why HTC released an exclusive version for China:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Here-is-why-HTC-One-does-not-support-memory-expansion_id43313

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:21

14. geekfreak (unregistered)


Yeah you're right They're late and too pricey than S4. Just had been to few Vendors no words yet.

You can actually get a S4 for around 35.5k at eBay IN right now.

Also there's no plans of launching 4G in India in near future so the model same as the Chinese wouldn't have been a problem at all.

posted on 29 May 2013, 02:46

2. amancarlos (Posts: 42; Member since: 09 May 2012)


seriously..? i checked it out on a local reliance store on monday, but they didnt have a pricetag.

posted on 29 May 2013, 02:53 4

3. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


pity htc.s4 put on sales way back and it also recieved even a pricecut

posted on 29 May 2013, 02:57 5

4. alterecho (Posts: 958; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


I saw the One at a local store. mind = blown! Selling the Samsung S4 at around the same price as the HTC one price seems scandalous. I would have thought the screen was AMOLED if I hadn't known.it was equal to the iPhone 5's screen. Don't know which one is better. One thing though, the One was quite hot. It seems to overheat.

posted on 29 May 2013, 02:57 2

5. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


htc has manufacturing problems with one even though sold over 5M.something fishy¤®©¤

posted on 29 May 2013, 03:06 3

6. eisenbricher (Posts: 964; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


HTC one already on sell here... my friend received his unit yesterday.

posted on 29 May 2013, 03:27 3

7. rahulz (Posts: 116; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


HTC one is a very attractive sexy device no doubt. I will choose HTC one over any other devices because look and build quality really concerns me. But sorry HTC, i don't have that much money to buy this device
anyway nice device hope you will come back strong with this phone.

posted on 29 May 2013, 04:12 2

9. ivicky (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Hey....it has launched in india in april & its available for sale at the retailers since may 19 or 20..
Its price is around Rupees 43000.

posted on 29 May 2013, 04:46

10. themask (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 May 2013)


hopefully t6 will have mmc slot, as htc can not compain space problem in fablet

posted on 29 May 2013, 05:14

11. ashisharbola (Posts: 60; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Hey annyone here got HTC one..... I want to know how is the battery life of this phone if your a heavy user......and please don't be biased

posted on 29 May 2013, 06:32

12. eisenbricher (Posts: 964; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


I can do this, my friends has got HTC One. Of course it'll take 1-2 days to test since he had it just yesterday. But how will you know if I post results here?

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:05

13. ashisharbola (Posts: 60; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


i will get notification when u reply to my comment and one more thing how much time does HTC one take to recharge fully thanx by the way :D

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:30

16. vinayryder13 (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 May 2013)


you can juice the battery for a 20 hour mediocre usage. it solely depends for what you use the phone.

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:28

15. vinayryder13 (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 May 2013)


my friend bought the htc one 4 days ago in india!! how can it still not be in the market.??

posted on 29 May 2013, 09:57 1

17. rawbow (Posts: 405; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Alan F. HTC One did not create a fuss..it commands admiration. Coming to your second point with top executives walking out, well its called life and corporate environment. I would like to see how you continue to work for phone arena if you get a whooping offer some place else ...just saying

EDIT- if anyone can make a phone this amazing (for the first time in android history) i'm okay with hiccups in its launch

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