HTC has once again renewed its support for the development community by announcing the HTC One Developer Edition. The hardware on the HTC One Developer Edition will be identical to what the general consumers will experience when they purchase their phone, but the device will be SIM and bootloader unlocked right out of the box. The $649 price of the HTC One Developer Edition may seem a bit steep, but developers will be getting the 64GB model which will probably go for $700+ at full retail price.
The device will be compatible with AT&T’s 3G and 4G LTE network, but T-Mobile’s HSPA+ support will be limited to markets which have been re-farmed to use the 1900 MHz band. As of the end of February, T-Mobile stated that they have 142 million people covered by 4G on their 1900 MHz spectrum, but that number should increase dramatically over the next few months.
The HTC One Developer Edition will be available in limited quantities to anyone “with a US Zip Code” once U.S. service providers make the HTC One available to consumers.
HTC One Developer Edition specifications
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 64 GB of storage
- SIM and bootloader unlocked
- Open APIs for Bluetooth Low Energy, Infrared, and more
- Front-facing stereo speakers
- Two dual-membrane microphones for recording
- Multiple frequency compatibility:
- HSPA/WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 MHz
- GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz (US)