updated 10:58 am EDT, Tue March 18, 2014
Carphone Warehouse will start selling new HTC One within minutes of announcement
HTC will be making the "All New" HTC One available to buy shortly after its launch on March 25th, one retailer in the United Kingdom claims. Carphone Warehouse revealed that it will receive shipments of the device, codenamed M8, directly from the venue of the launch in London, with a total of six of the chain's stores selling the handsets that very evening.
The release received by Engadget notes that the store's customers would be able to order the smartphone via a phone call that same afternoon. The chain's 770 stores will stock the phone shortly after, along with its website. The company advises that the Westfield Stratford, Westfield White City, Oxford Circus, Centrepoint, and Tottenham Court Road branches will receive the shipments and hosting special events for the launch, with the Carphone Warehouse at Selfridges store also stocking the device.
Screenshot of All New HTC One from video leak
While the details reveal when the United Kingdom will receive the updated HTC One, the roll-out to other countries still remains unknown.
Launching in simultaneous London and New York launch events, the All New HTC One is thought to have a 5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, microSD card expansion, and two rear cameras for post-processing effects. It is also thought to ship with a front cover that lights up, offering the time and the weather to the user without needing to activate the device.