This is a month later than the April 2013 retail date HTC was aiming for in South Africa.
HTC said it did not have an estimated South African retail price for the device.
According to an HTC representative, stock of the HTC One should be delivered to operators from mid-April 2013, giving the operators a week or two to distribute the device to their stores.
|Dimensions||137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm|
|Operating system||Android 4.2|
|Display||4.7″ HD (1080×1920) IPS|
|Rear camera||4MP “Ultrapixel”|
|Processor||1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm|
|Cellular data||LTE / HSPA+|
|SIM type||Micro SIM|
Vodacom has confirmed that it plans to offer the HTC One, while it is understood that Cell C is planning to launch the HTC One towards the end of May or beginning of June.
The HTC One features two front-facing speakers, dual microphones with two membranes in each, and boasts HTC’s new “BlinkFeed” software.
It also has an infrared (IR) sensor, which HTC’s head of Middle East and African operations, Jon French, said would let users train their smartphone to turn their TV on and off and change channels.
In future, provided suitable content partnerships present themselves, French said a software update may make it possible to download an electronic programme guide from which to change channels.