HTC One announced in China. Gets dual SIM, micro-SD, removable back-cover, but no removable battery

HTC has finally got a handle on its flagship One production problems. The phone is now shipping across Europe and Asia, sales are starting in USA.

Today they have announced a customized One version for all three Chinese operators – 802 W for China Unicom, 802D for China Telecom and China Mobile’s 802T.

HTC One for China is different from worldwide models- it comes with the removable back cover, micro-SD card support and dual-SIM capability.

HTC One China removable back

Unfortunately, it seems that removable cover will not get a removable battery for your phone. The power source is still hidden somewhere deep inside the device, and the cover is only for the access to second SIM and micro-SD card slots. Which is a pity. Removable battery would have been great.

But the new cover opens new possibilities for phone customization. To show them off HTC has also launched Lee Hom limited edition HTC One, which will retail for US$790, unsubsidized.

HTC One Lee Hom limted edition

Operator subsidized prices have not been announced yet. The Chinese HTC One will go on sale this Friday via local HTC online shop at first.

Via Chinese Engadget, MyDrivers

Author: Stasys Bielinis

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  • Prodigy1

    I guess no high end microphones though ;)

  • Luu Huy Thai Binh

    how could you know that? I bet it was designed at the same time with non-removable back-cover One so HTC might stick with Nokia’s microphones :D

  • Prodigy1

    Well, based on the statements after the decision :)

    “As a result, HTC has now confirmed to Nokia that it will stop using them (Nokia’s microphones)”

    But then again, they have showed that they don’t care about the good business methods, so who knows…

  • joker HTC

    HTC played us out again, the cover is removable and the battery can be changed just like the google nexus 4

  • man

    it looks less thinner than the original version. more like S4 thickness?