The HTC One is regarded as one of the sexiest devices around because of its unibody design, but what would it be like if the phone had a removable back cover? According to T3, HTC has launched new versions of the One in China that answers your question. While the device looks the same, its rear panel can be opened to reveal a couple of SIM card slots and a microSD slot.

The removable back cover is present in the three variants of the phone that HTC has launched in China (802w, 802t and 802d). This was probably done because of the high demand in China for dual-SIM handsets as well as a preference for phones with microSD slots. Other than this, the only difference between the Chinese variants and the international one is that the Chinese variants run on the TD-SCDMA mobile telecom format, which has been developed in China and is said to be suited for densely populated areas.

HTC hasn't mentioned if it would be releasing these variants elsewhere in the world.

A seriously sexy smartphone

A dual-SIM variant with a back panel that can be opened?

Here are some of the key specifications of the HTC One:

  • 4.7-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC
  • HTC UltraPixel camera with autofocus, 2.1-megapixel front camera
  • 32 or 64GB internal memory

The HTC One was launched back in February at swanky, simultaneous events in London and New York. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 600 CPU, which has four Krait cores clocked at 1.7GHz each. There is also an Adreno 320 GPU and a healthy 2GB of RAM.

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