Waiting on the HTC One? You’ll need to have just a little more patience

HTC OneThe HTC One was announced on February 19 and while the firm didn’t give an exact release date, it was generally accepted the phone would be on sale before mid-March. However, there have been some issues and the phone has been slightly delayed. The news comes from both an HTC representative and from an online retailer, so the information appears to be solid.

HTC’s spokesperson has been quoted as saying, “We will start fulfilling pre-orders by the end of March in certain markets, and will roll out to more as we approach April.” This isn’t quite as bad as it could have been, with the firm seemingly only a few weeks behind what was already a tentative schedule.

The good news is, the UK is going to be one of the first countries to get the HTC One, at least according to online retailer Clove Technology. A blog post on the company’s site says the release date has been pushed to March 29 from a projected March 15 date, and it promises all orders will ship around the end of the month.

In case you need a reminder, the One is HTC’s new flagship Android smartphone, and is equipped with a 4.7-inch, 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and an innovative new camera which uses a special sensor with larger pixels and the ability to pull in more light, making not only higher quality snaps, but also improved low-light performance.

The bad news for HTC is that by the end of this week, Samsung will have revealed the Galaxy S4, arguably the HTC One’s biggest threat, and the delay could see the pair reaching the shops at almost the same time.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars