Dual-SIM HTC One With MicroSD Card Slot Coming To The U.K.


HTC has today announced that it is bringing a new HTC One variant to the U.K. with dual-SIM functionality and a microSD card slot. The device will allow users to manage two numbers simultaneously and expand their internal storage by up to 64GB.

While the original HTC One has received lots of praise for its design, its lack of a microSD card slot has been a problem for some users. But HTC has now addressed that. Its new model has a removable back panel — just like the larger One max — that provides access to a number of new slots.

One of those slots takes a microSD card, while the other two are for SIM cards. The idea is that users can operate two numbers alongside one another, so that they no longer need two devices for personal and professional use, or for traveling abroad.

“The HTC One dual SIM offers a one phone solution to those who would previously have used two phones operating on networks in different countries,” HTC says. “HTC has launched the phone to particularly target foreign nationals and students studying in the UK and business users who regularly travel abroad.”

“The handset will suit those who make international calls home, or for work – either while traveling or because they are seconded or studying overseas.”

So you can use one of the SIM slots for your regular SIM, so they you’ll still be able to pick up calls and texts you receive while you’re away; while the second slot can be used for an international SIM that’ll allow you to make calls, send texts, and use data at cheaper local rates.

The new HTC One has actually been on sale in China — where dual-SIM devices are very popular — since back in April, but this is the first time the device will be available in Europe. Aside from the differences mention above, it’s identical to the original One; it looks the same, and has the same specifications.

That includes a 4.7-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB of RAM, HTC’s trademark UltraPixel camera, and BoomSound audio.

The device is available to pre-order now from the official HTC store, priced at £494.95.