New HTC One packs microSD memory slot and twin SIMs
HTC has announced that a new variant of their fabby One smartphone will be arriving in the UK and Europe, and it’ll fix one of the biggest gripes that many people have with most new mobiles.
With smartphones boasting unibody construction there’s always seems to be the compromise of not having expandable memory. For me, I tend to use a USB stick and a Kingston MobileLite if I need to beef up my phone storage. The latest HTC One won’t need such extras as it’s going to have a microSD slot.
That’s right app collectors, music amassers and video hoarders, one of the best Android phones ever made will now have one of the two features most requested.
This variant of the HTC One has already been available in China since April and supports expandable storage (up to 64GB microSD), and will no doubt prove to be a very welcome addition to the One’s stable when it lands in the UK soon.
In addition to the expandable memory, the newer One variant will also have dual-SIM slots, a feature that could be useful for separating work and play without having to lug around two phones.
The new One variant is also showing its business credentials offering as it does HTC Sense-enabled productivity options including Microsoft Exchange and Office 365 support, as well as on-board encryption, secure connectivity and remote data wiping.
I am sure that HTC will start to acknowledge that other bugbear soon… that of offering a replaceable battery. Maybe?
The dual-SIM HTC One is available to pre-order right now, costing £495 for the 32GB model, from HTC’s online store.