Unlocked HTC One Developer Edition sells for $649
About two years ago, in May 2011, Peter Chou (HTC CEO) promised that all future devices will be with unlocked bootloaders. It was so for a while and HTC seemed to try to keep the promise, but then it forgot it. Now the company from Taiwan is going to try again – it offers the new flagship HTC one for developers at the price of $649, but with unlocked SIM and bootloader.
HTC One Developer Edition is available only for the United States and the quantity is limited. Except the unlocked SIM and bootloader, everything is the same as the original version. Keep in mind that if you are not a developer and don’t plan to exploit every bit of the phone, the normal carrier version for a much reasonable price will suit you perfectly.
Let’s remind you that the phone is all-metal and has 64GB of storage capacity. The resolution of the 4.7 super LCD3 display with Gorilla Glass 2 is 1080×1920 (Full HD) and it employs the most powerful Qualcomm’s processor used in a smartphone so far – Snapdragon 600. It guarantees the seamless functioning of the multi-tasking, especially when helped by the 2 gigabytes of operative memory. The phone supports 4G LTE connection, and comes with Jelly Bean (modified as a HTC Sense 5). The multimedia experience is boasted by two front-facing stereo speakers and the Beats Audio sound enhancement.
Moreover, HTC One offers a 4MP rear camera with auto focus and LED flash. It is capable to simultaneously record HD video and images and to detect faces and smiles. The size of the sensor is 1/3’’ and the pixel size of the images is 2µm. Of course, it employs HDR for the 1080p@30fps and stereo sound. The secondary camera is 2.1MP and also captures Full HD video.