There’s no doubt that manufacturers are now slowly considering those Android fans who think they must have Android handsets with unlocked bootloaders who like installing custom ROMs. We’ve been seeing developer editions from Motorola, Samsung, and HTC. The Taiwanese manufacturer has already walked that line in the past with the introduction of the HTC Droid DNA Developer Edition and they seem to be continuing their support for the development community with another “Developer Edition” of their latest Android flagship smartphone.
The manufacturer has opened pre-order gates for the HTC One Developer Edition in the United States. . The device will have bootloader that can easily be unlocked using HTC’s software tools and will only be sold through HTC’s website. Users can now place their order on the 64GB HTC One Dev. Edition and it will set you back for $649.99 no contract. The Dev. edition comes in 64GB capacity and in silver colored paint job only. It seems there no love for 32GB and white colored variants.
In addition, the Taiwanese phone maker confirms that they do plan on releasing the Developer Edition of the HTC One handset on April 19th. HTC is also throwing in a free double dip case for early pre-orders. HTC One Dev. Edition packs the same specs as its locked bootloader edition, except the status of bootloader. Here’s a quick reminder of the specs sheet:
# 4.7-inch S-LCD3 1080p display with 468PPI
# Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5 UI skin on top of it
# Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz
# 2GB RAM
# 4MP Ultrapixel camera
# BlinkDeed, HTC Zoe, HTC Boomsound, Beats Audio integration
# NFC, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0
Users can also pre-order 32GB SIM-free unlocked edition of the HTC One phone for $574.99 and it will be unlockable via HTCDev.com website. Please note that the users from United States can only pre-order the 64GB HTC One Dev. edition. Hit the appropriate link below to claim your order. Pre-orders units are expected to ship by April 18th.
Source: HTC USA