HTC One has been doing its best to try and one up the competition, even planning its release date for one day after the monumental Samsung UNPACKED event where the long awaited Galaxy S4 was finally revealed. Unfortunately the HTC One folks ran into a little snag along the way -- to be precise, production issues with the coveted Ultrapixel camera, -- which forced them to push back release dates on the HTC One in the UK and other international countries til as late as April.
HTC One Release Date: March 15th Still A Go for US Customers?
According to Android Authority a few days ago, "HTC is having trouble securing crucial components required for mass production of the new flagship. The components are said to be the voice coil motor (VCM) and compact camera module (CCM) that go into the HTC One's UltraPixel camera ...the yield rates for manufacturing the camera components are between 20% and 30% for the VCM and under 20% for the CCM. These are far below what can be considered a commercial yield."
Well that's all fine and dandy but the question folks in the United States are asking, with just a few hours remaining till the projected March 15th HTC One release date, "When will the HTC One release?"
According to the folks at Pocket Now the HTC One March 15th release date in US is still a go. An insider who spoke with Pocket Now, said the HTC One release date pushback was only on the international/global front but according to the same insider, "US carriers are on a separate timeline". This is interpreted to mean in just a few short hours we should see the HTC One released in the US.
This is good news I suppose, though after watching the launch of the Galaxy S4 this evening I'm curious if HTC One even has a chance.
Still for those who have been patiently awaiting the date, it seems it will come and indeed, is almost here.
If you aren't up-to-date on what to expect from the HTC One in terms of release date specs, check out our brief little blurb below.
HTC One Release Date Specs
The HTC One features a 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 4.7-inch 1920x1080 pixel widescreen Super LCD 3 display, a 4 megapixel "Ultrapixel" camera with enhanced low-light sensitivity with 1080p HD video, up to 64 GB of internal storage and runs Android 4.1.2. In addition is holds a 2300 mAh battery-non replaceable, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE and some major improvements made to the camera specs. The smartphone will come in silver and black. Upon release it will be available at AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.
It also comes with an 8-megapixel "Ultrapixels" camera that brings major improvements to low-light performance and optical image stabilization. The shooter provides "enhanced 360" panorama, time sequencing, and object removal along with an ultra-wide angle front-facing camera with 1080p capture.
Check back soon for more updates on the HTC One release date and specs review.