It looks like HTC's delay of the HTC One is beginning to clear up: As we reported yesterday and AT&T confirmed today, the HTC One will see a U.S. launch on AT&T and Sprint on April 19, with presales kicking off on April 4 on AT&T. Sprint now confirms it will offer the HTC One for pre-order on April 5 and will begin selling the smartphone on April 19. Here's Sprint's press release hot off the presses:
"Sprint today announced Friday, April 19, as the availability date for the highly anticipated new HTC One, the latest international smartphone with Truly Unlimited data while on the Sprint Network. HTC One reinvents the mobile experience by providing users a live stream that feeds personally relevant updates, a breakthrough camera that brings the photo gallery to life and the first dual front-facing stereo speakers on a phone with amplified audio.
HTC One will be available with 32GB of internal memory in Silver or Black in Sprint sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales, for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement (excludes taxes and surcharges). New and existing customers can pre-order HTC One beginning Friday, April 5, at www.sprint.com/htcone."
The HTC One features an aluminum unibody enclosure, 4.7-inch SuperLCD3 Full HD 1080p, 468 ppi (pixels per inch) display, 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, Android 4.1.2 with HTC Sense 5, 32GB or 64GB (exclusive to AT&T) of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, HTC UltraPixel rear camera with dedicated HTC ImageChip, 88 wide angle lens with HDR capability front camera, 1080p video recording on front and rear cameras, dual front stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers, 4G LTE radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC (near field communications), infrared remote control and 2,300mAh battery.
Now we just need to hear from T-Mobile and the U.S. launch details will be complete. Hopefully the delay won't hurt HTC too much and customers finally know the date they'll be able to pick up the HTC One.