All-new HTC One will be available on launch day in the UK

March 18, 2014
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Although the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2 were officially announced last month at MWC, neither handset has made its way into the hands of consumers just yet. To be fair, it’s pretty typical to wait a month or more to get your hands on a flagship smartphone after announcement.

What if you could get a new Android handset the very day it was announced? That’s exactly what HTC is reportedly getting ready to do, at least in the UK. According to Carphone Warehouse, the all new HTC One will be available on launch day (March 25th) at 4pm in the United Kingdom.

The HTC One will be offered at six Carphone Warehouse locations in London, and will be available to order over the phone by Tuesday, March 25th. Its unclear if this arrangement is specific to Carphone Warehouse or if the handset will also arrive just as quickly to other retailers.

If Carphone Warehouse’s claim is accurate, we have to admit this is a pretty impressive move on HTC’s part. Here’s to hoping that a similar release timeframe will apply to other launch markets as well.

What do you think, can HTC pull off such a quick release right after its March 25th unveiling? Are you interested in picking up the all new HTC One soon after it arrives, or are you more interested in other flagship devices from Sony, Samsung, LG and others?

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