HTC One to start receiving Sense 6 UI update in May

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HTC One to start receiving Sense 6 UI update in May
Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, HTC, which had launched the brand new Sense 6 UI along with its latest flagship the One (M8), has announced it will be making it available for the original HTC One (M7).

The announcement was made on twitter by the HTC America president Jason Mackenzie.

"Reminder that Sense 6 will push to current HTC One users by end of May. #htcadvantage" wrote Mackenzie.

But the May-end deadline is for carrier-specific HTC One models in the United States and Canada, Mackenzie noted in further replies. There is no word on when the UI will be made available internationally, but for the US update, the details of the update will be posted on HTC's US software update page.

Reportedly, two other devices - HTC One mini and HTC One Max - will also be receiving the new user interface, but the time frame is still not known.

Notably, the HTC One (M8) comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat along with a brand new Sense 6 UI on top. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM and comes with a new duo rear camera setup.

The HTC One (M8) is already available in several countries, however the India pricing and release is still awaited. Earlier, HTC told NDTV Gadgets that the India launch is likely to in the third week of April. It will be compatible with the LTE band used by Airtel and Reliance Jio for their 4G LTE networks in the country. However, the company said a software update may need to be rolled out to enable this compatibility.
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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Brilliant HD screen
  • Excellent build quality
  • Top of line performance
  • Decent battery back-up
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  • Position of power button makes using it cumbersome
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Display 4.70-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
Front Camera 2.1-megapixel
Rear Camera 4-Ultrapixel
RAM 2GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 2300mAh
OS Android 4.1
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
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