By Alexandra Burlacu | Jun 04, 2013 01:23 PM EDT
Verizon customers waiting for the popular HTC One smartphone are in luck, as Big Red has confirmed the handset is coming to its network this summer.
The HTC One is the company's new flagship and it's undoubtedly one of the hottest high-end Android flagships currently available on the market. The handset is yet to hit Verizon's network although it launched a while ago, but the wait is nearly over. Verizon is notorious for taking its time to add new devices to its network, but when it finally does it usually does a great job.
"It's coming - the HTC One will be available on the #Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network later this summer," Big Red boasted in a tweet on Monday, June 3.
Other than the confirmation on Twitter, Verizon issued no press release about its HTC One launch, nor did it provide any pricing details for when the handset finally lands on its network. One thing's for sure: the HTC One will arrive on Verizon months later than the models available at Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile.
AT&T prices the 32GB version of the new HTC flagship at $199.99 on a two-year contract, while the 64GB model goes up to $299.99. Verizon could adopt a similar pricing scheme for the moment, but nothing is confirmed for now in terms of pricing.
The HTC One is widely seen as the best smartphone HTC ever made. The Taiwanese tech giant reportedly sold roughly 5 million units until now and the HTC One is still very hot, the Wall Street Journal reported back in May.
The HTC One sports a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with a 1,920 x 1080 pixel resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM, a 4-megapixel Ultrapixel camera and other neat features, including NFC, LTE and a powerful 2,300 mAh non-removable battery. The new flagship runs on Android Jelly Bean OS, topped with HTC's own Sense user interface (UI).
The HTC One is also set to launch in a Google Edition version, i.e. a model rocking a pure vanilla Android experience. The HTC UI may be useful for some, but many users prefer a stock Android experience. As expected, Verizon's Twitter announcement regarding the upcoming launch of the HTC One on its network also prompted questions about the stock Android versions.
More specifically, a user asked whether the HTC One's launch on Verizon Wireless would include the stock Android version as well. HTC USA stepped in to reply, but gave a rather vague answer. The company said it has no additional details to share for now, but it will share more information closer to availability.
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