Those waiting to get their hands on HTC’s beautiful Android flagship phone won’t have to wait much longer. On April 4th AT&T will start accepting preorders for the HTC One, which will go head-to-head with the Samsung Galaxy S4. Sprint will start preorders beginning on April 5th.
The 32GB version of the One will cost $199 with a two-year contract from both carriers, while the 64GB version (an AT&T exclusive) costs $299. In our HTC One Review, the device earned 4 out of 5 stars, thanks to its sleek aluminum design, sharp 4.7-inch, 1080p display and powerful speakers. You can also use this phone as a remote for your TV.
The HTC One takes a unique approach to the Android interface with BlinkFeed, which streams news and social updates right to your home screen. The UltraPixel camera is pretty different, too, as HTC opted for a larger sensor in order to let in 300 percent more light.
While the HTC One has faced delays, it will nevertheless beat the Galaxy S4 to market. AT&T will accept preorders for Samsung’s next big thing April 16th for $249. To say there’s a lot riding on the One’s success would be an understatement. HTC CEO Peter Chou reportedly said that he would step down if the device does not prove to be a success.