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Google Play Edition HTC One Officially Launches For $700

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The New HTC One was just unveiled this morning in London and New York City. Naturally, some people would want this device to come with Stock Android and no Sense overlays. Well just like last year, HTC is making that phone.

Of course, you get the latest version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat powering your phone, along with all of Google’s services like Gmail and the Play Store. This phone supports these network bands:

  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
  • WCDMA: 850/AWS/1900/2100 with HSPA+ up to 21Mbps​
  • LTE: 700/850/AWS/1900 (B17/B5//B4/B2, carrier aggregation B4+17;B2+17), + Roaming 2600/1800 (B7/B3)

Unfortunately, it comes with a rather high price tag of $700. Since it’s a Google Play Edition device, it won’t be subsidized by any carriers. This is a step up from last year’s $600, but considering all the improvements you’ll be getting with the new phone, it’s worth that price. As with all the other Google Play Edition devices, it will be US only. Sorry international readers.

The Glacial Silver is also the only color this phone will come in, so if you wanted the Amber Gold or the Gunmetal colors, you’re out of luck. But you could purchase the standard model off-contract and eventually flash the Google Play Edition ROM to it, so it’s not a total loss. So are you interested in a Google Play Edition variant of the new HTC One?

Google Play Store: HTC One (2014)

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  1. That is not old school at all when you really think about it. The price of everything is going up expect for the value of our currency. When that changes more people will buy more expensive things but not until then.

  2. I’m not shocked to hear of a phone costing $700 but there’s no way I’d spend that on it! That’s a mortgage payment, but maybe I am just “old school” in my manner of thinking.

  3. I guess I am not really shocked at the sticker price. I mean lately almost all of the real top name phones are at least six hundred, what is an extra hundred when it has the Google name backing it? For me it is only on the no list because I don’t need the things I already have access to.

  4. Same. I have last year’s model but since the value probably just crashed I probably can’t get the new one.

  5. I like the idea of a Google phone, but I don’t like the idea of a $700 price tag. I don’t know many people that can afford a phone that expensive!

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