The HTC One is set for an imminent UK release, after all the major mobile networks confirmed they’ll be on board for the handset’s hotly anticipated launch.
Freshly unveiled at a press event in London yesterday, the HTC One is set to take on rivals Apple and Samsung with a spec sheet that’s sure to make even the most reserved smartfans dribble.
Highlights include a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with full HD resolution, a brawny 1.7GHz quad core processor and an all-new ‘UltraPixel’ camera that’s able to capture larger pixels than your standard megapixel shooter.
Also on board is 4G LTE support, Android Jelly Bean installed out of the box and the latest Sense 5 UI slathered on top.
So far, O2, Vodafone, Three and EE, as well high-street retailers Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4u have all announced they’ll be offering the HTC One on a range of pay monthly tariffs.
We’ve listed the pick of the bunch below and will be updating this page as more pricing and availability details get announced in the days and weeks to come.
O2 will be selling the HTC One from March 15th on its On&On plan, which entitles takes to unlimited calls and texts and 2GB of data. Pricing is as-yet unknown.
Vodafone will also be ranging the HTC One on contract deals from March 15th with pre-orders to start two weeks before. No price announced.
Three will start taking orders for the HTC One from Friday February 22nd – most likely on its two main pay monthly tariffs, the Ultimate Internet 500 and The One Plan for £34 and £36 per month respectively with all-you-can-eat-data.
Interested customers can register for updates on Three’s website.
EE will be offering the HTC One on its 4G network for £41 per month on a two-year contract (plus £69.99 for the handset itself), which gets you unlimited UK calls and texts, and 1GB of data.
Takers will also qualify for membership of EE Film, a discount on EE Fibre Broadband and EE’s Fast Track customer service.
EE, Orange's parent company, announced that the handset will be available on the fruity network starting £36 per month on a two-year term, with an upfront cost of £69.99.
Like Orange, T-Mobile (also run by EE) will also sell the HTC One on two-year contracts from £36 a month and £69.99 for the handset itself.
Carphone Warehouse is offering the HTC One for free from £36 per month. The retailer will also be giving away a free pair of Beats Solo headphones customers who pre-order the handset on pay monthly tariffs.
Phones 4u is currently taking pre-orders for the HTC One on a range of tariffs, with incentives that include a free Pioneer XW-SMA3 speaker, UR Beats headphones and a flip case for the handset.