TATA Docomo and HTC have joined hands to provide with CDMA smartphones in Indian Market. The first product yielding from this partnership is HTC ONE Dual SIM + priced at 53, 590 INR. We can expect many more smartphones in the coming months ranging from entry level phones to high end devices.
“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,” said Jack Yang, President, HTC South Asia. “This not only makes working-on-the-go easier, but may also result in significant cost savings. Dual SIM smartphones like the HTC One dual sim + makes it easy to track your mobile usage, and separate spending on work and personal usage.”
HTC ONE was considered one of the best smartphones last year by most of the tech world and is now available for around 42,000 INR. Its Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, version went on sale last month for Rs. 46,495. The New HTC dual SIM + supports 2 SIM Cards, CDMA+ GSM, and you can choose any of those as your primary SIM comes with added features like removable back door and extendable storage up to 64 GB using a microSD card.
HTC ONE dual SIM comes with a 4.7 Inch Full HD display (469 ppi) and employs Android 4.1 Jelly bean O.S. It is powered by 1.7 GHz Qualcomm quad core Snapdragon 600. RAM capacity is 2 GB and internal storage of 32 GB can be further extended to 64 GB using microSD card.
It sports a Ultrapixel autofocus camera with 4 MP BSI sensor which comes with enlarged pixels for better low light performance. This camera also comes with Optical Image Stabilization to negate the motion vibrations while clicking pictures. a 2 mp front camera is also available for HD Video calling. The battery capacity of 2300 mAh will easily carry you through the day. You can have 3G connectivity on 1 SIM and other connectivity features include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, DNLA, MHL, GPS with GLONASS and NFC
Sound features include HTC Boom Sound, Which offers, front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier. It also has a 3.5 mm audio jack and supports beats audio. Other features include HTC ZOE which adds 3 sec video to your still images to make them livelier, video highlights and Blinkfeed that transforms the home screen into a single live stream of personally relevant feeds.
Yes HTC ONE is an excellent phone which delivered on all counts. More than 10K increase in price for the dual SIM plus variants won’t appeal to most unless Tata Docomo provides with lucrative payment plans. The removable back cover in this phone makes a lot of difference and this makes it lot more preferable as you can now easily replace your battery.
|HTC ONE Dual SIM +
|1.7 GHz Qualcomm quad core Snapdragon 600
|4.7 Inch Full HD
|4 mp Ultrapixel camera/ 2.1 MP
|Android 4.1 Jelly bean
|2GB/ 32 GB ext up to 64 GB
|53, 590 INR