As we start inching our way into the month of April, new details regarding the HTC One‘s US launch are finally starting to come into focus. AT&T just announced their One would launch on April 19th, but we are still waiting on details from Sprint and T-Mobile, so there’s just enough information to keep the excitement in the air.
AT&T HTC One pre-order dates and pricing
According to Engadget, an anonymous source has revealed that AT&T will start taking online pre-orders for the HTC One starting on April 4th with in-store pre-orders starting on April 5th. The device should be available in stores on April 19th. AT&T will be pricing the 32GB HTC One at $199.99 while the 64GB model will go for $299.99 with a two year contract. In a new HTC One feature highlight video, AT&T is also claiming that the 64GB model will only be available to their customers. We’re hoping that this is simply a timed exclusive, but T-Mobile customers will still have the option to pick up the 64GB HTC One Developer Edition in the near future.
Free HTC One Car Kit from T-Mobile
Customers willing brave the waters with T-Mobile’s new no-contract service plans and purchase the HTC One will be rewarded with a free HTC One car kit, an accessory which sells for $60. T-Mobile will have a limited number of HTC One car kits available for customers who purchase the phone though their website. No details are given regarding how many car kits T-Mobile will be giving away, but we’ll be queued up to buy the T-Mobile HTC One as soon as it’s available. T-Mobile announced last week that it will charge customers a $99 down payment on the HTC One with an additional 24 payments of $20, bringing the total price of the device to $579.
Sprint HTC One pricing
The Sprint HTC One was also able to grab a bit of attention today when a promotional poster of the device made an appearance at a RadioShack. The poster lists the Sprint HTC One with a $199.99 price tag combined with a $50 Google Play credit and a $10 coupon. RadioShack has always offered incredible deals on Sprint phones, so it’s hard to say if the listed price and Google Play credit will also be available directly from Sprint.
HTC One analyst sales predictions
If J.P. Morgan analyst Alvin Kwock’s numbers are right, HTC is going to have a very hard time keeping pace with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 this spring. Due to imaging component shortages, Kwock estimates that shipments of the HTC One will range from 500,000 to 700,000 units for the entire month of April. It’s unclear how long it will take for HTC’s supplier to work out the production kinks of the Ultrapixel camera sensor, but the HTC One should be in very high demand for quite some time since Kwock claims service provider are currently seeing enough demand for the HTC One to move 2-3 million units per month.
It’ll probably be another week until T-Mobile and Sprint officially announce their retail launch dates for the HTC One, but we’ll be keeping a watchful eye out for any other newsworthy details.