Check out our full review of the HTC One smart phone.
Talk of the HTC One being delayed first started in mid-March, and was swiftly confirmed by an HTC spokesperson. Then, at the end of the month, HTC sent out a statement saying the phone would be arriving in Europe at the beginning of April, and North America a few weeks later, but before the beginning of May. Now, AT&T has shared some good news, as the HTC One will go on sale with the network on April 19, and pre-orders will open later this week.
When you hand over $200 and place your signature on a two-year contract, you’ll get a shiny 32GB HTC One in return, but if you dig deep and throw $300 at the AT&T sales person, a 64GB One will be yours instead. As hinted at in a recent commercial, the 64GB model is an AT&T exclusive, so if you need the extra storage space there’s only one place to go.
The deals don’t stop there either, as anyone who pre-orders either device before April 18 (and signs the dreaded contract, of course) will receive an HTC Media Link HD for free, enabling you to wirelessly share content with your TV. According to the press release, this little gadget is worth $90, so it’s a generous gift.
Here’s a quick reminder on the HTC One’s specifications. The aluminum unibody holds a 1080p screen measuring 4.7-inches, and a 1.6GHz Snapdragon 600 processor powers the phone. Android 4.1 is onboard, and HTC has added its new HTC Sense 5.0 UI, complete with streaming news and social network update aggregator BlinkFeed. The One also has HTC’s Ultrapixel camera for improved low-light performance, dual stereo speakers driven by a built-in amplifier and 4G LTE connectivity. AT&T will offer the HTC One in either black or silver, and you’ll be able to pre-order the phone from April 4. In the meantime, you can read our hands-on report here.