HTC launched its latest flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One, in February this year, and it's due to make an official appearance on April 16 in the U.S. Now the big box retailer Best Buy has started taking pre-orders of the phone on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.
Best Buy indicates that the unlocked HTC One will cost $699.99 and the retailer will release the HTC One on April 19, no matter what carrier you choose.
Best Buy is offering the AT&T and Sprint versions of the HTC One priced at $199.99 on a two-year contract. If you are looking for the T-Mobile version of the handset then you have to pay $249.99 on a two-year contract. Best Buy is only offering the 32GB version of the handset in Glacial Silver color only. The 64GB version of the handset is exclusive only to AT&T which is also offering the handset in the Stealth Black color option.
The latest HTC One features a 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. A powerful quad core Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.7GHz powers the smartphones. The HTC One also touts a 2-UltraPixel (which is equivalent to 4-megapixel) rear-facing camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.
The HTC One also has 2GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage without the option to expand the memory using a microSD card.
The handset also includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G, high speed HSPA+, micro USB and a 2,300 mAh battery. The handset measures 5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches and weighs 5.04 ounces.
The HTC One features top-end specifications but with the Samsung Galaxy S4 release date nearing, it will be interesting to see if many customers are attracted to the HTC One.