HTC has been referring to a smartphone which has nothing to do or rather would not have the Sense UI that is a typical characteristic of smartphones from HTC. It’s the HTC One that we are referring to here and will be specially suited for those who’d like to have the goodness of a pure Android experience coupled to the brilliance that the current HTC flagship device is all about.
Fortunately for those, such an HTC One has also been assured to be out in the immediate future. The source for this bit of information is quite authentic and reliable. However, on the flip side, the source has also intimated that the number of units of the HTC One that would be available is going to be quite less.
It appears therefore that HTC wishes to test the water for its HTC One Google Edition model before it comes out full scale in the production of the special variant. The exact number which HTC is planning to come out with cannot be specified, it can however be expected that HTC would make at least 1 percent of the total sales figure of their earlier model. That amounts to about 50,000 units based on the number of devices that HTC had earlier revealed it has managed to sell so far, which is about half a million of the One device.
The other important consideration for consumers to actually attempt buying such a device is the price. However, it’s not known so far what the HTC sans its Sense UI will cost. The Google Edition Galaxy S4 model costs a prohibitive $649. On the contrary, a smartphone that does not come with the manufacturer’s specific UI should perhaps cost less. Let’s hope better sense prevails and HTC has a better pricing scheme for the Google Edition One. If not, the market sure won’t accept the HTC One even if it has the latest and purest Android version loaded on it.