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Google Play Edition HTC One Officially Launches For $700


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)