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Last Updated: April 19th, 2013

Update: Pre-orders for the One have gone live on the AT&T website - you can get either the 32 or 64GB version, as long as you want Glacial Silver.

After some misinformation was spread yesterday (and not just the April Fools' kind) about the price of the HTC One, AT&T has stepped forward to clarify some things. The 32GB model will sell for $199 with a two year contract. Additionally, for the storage hungry, the carrier will have the exclusive on the 64GB model at launch, which will cost $299. There is no word on when other carriers might get a 64GB variant as well, but we imagine it will at least be a few months.

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Pre-orders for the device begin at 1:00pm CT on April 4th. The official launch of the phone will occur on April 19th. The carrier is also offering a free HTC Media Link HDMI adaptor when you sign your contract, which is yet another AT&T exclusive. We're still waiting to hear launch details for most of the other carriers, but the race is on. Samsung, your move.

Source: AT&T

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  • EvilBadger69

    Are you guys gonna do (or have done and I just haven't seen it yet) a One review when you can get your hands on one?

    • NemaCystX

      and if so, which carrier variant?

    • Anonymous

      Pretty sure that the HTC One should've already been seeded to reviewers for a very long time now. Even Anandtech's full review is about to be posted, and that's a review with well over 16k words and extensive testing of all subsystems.

  • http://twitter.com/BrandiMcN Brandi McNeil

    Do we know what the off contract price will be?

    • basteagow

      The developer edition was announced at $649, so expect something in that ballpark.

  • EMullins

    I really hope this phone sells like crazy. People need to say no to Samsung and their plastic flagship phones.

    • ProductFRED

      Did you ever think that maybe people would take the plastic phone over the aluminum phone because it has useful features that one would expect in a smartphone these days?

      - Removable battery (Batteries die completely, eventually)

      - Expandable storage (32GB + $20 32GB card costs less than the AT&T-Exclusive 64GB version, which is $300 on contract)

      - A consistent version available on all carriers (what I want the 64GB version on T-Mobile or Sprint or Verizon?)

      • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

        Have you ever consider that the public doesn't care about those things? The One is clearly a better device, not just in build quality, but also in screen quality, camera and sound.

        HTC's best shot is to make sure people see them side by side. In a blind test, with no branding, the One would overwhelmingly beat the S4.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

          Let's see, Beats Audio is a gimmick equalizer preset, (inferior sound), UltraPixel is a gimmick, (shitty 4MP camera), build quality is a joke, (watch a drop test, one drop and your speakers blow out and you have dented shitty aluminum that's hell a expensive to replace.)

          Samsung has bigger battery, better processor, better camera, superior Wolfson Audio chip, much more vivid display not under saturated shit, more features, reliable updates.

          HTC One is a ugly POS and I look forward to seeing HTC's CEO step down for underwhelming sales. How does it feel to know that not everybody agrees with your clearly biased opinion? HTC One is a really good phone, I'll admit but don't bash another person's opinion if it doesn't agree with your own.

          • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

            Let's educate you:

            1. I'm not talking about beats audio, I'm talking about the speakers (and is not inferior sound if it's just an equalizer present genius).

            2. The science behind the marketing term "ultra pixel" is sound, while in good lighting pictures taken with the S4 will probably look better, as soon as the lights go down the One will have a significant upper hand, specially since Samsung boosted its sensor to 13 MP for no reason other than bragging about the number (I'm 100% sure the lenses in the S4 can't resolve 13 MP of detail).

            3. Displays on high end HTC phones are not under saturated, you can measure it... rather Samsung's screens are over saturated.

            4. You're a pathetic troll.

            5. I'm so biased I currently own a Samsung Galaxy S II and a Galaxy Nexus.

            That the camera, build quality, screen quality and speaker quality are superior in the One is a fact, you can measure quality. That people don't care about removable batteries and micro sd slots is also a fact, equally measurable.

            You state your opinions, which I frankly don't care for, but facts are facts whether you like them or not.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1849765376 Jordan Rushing

            Too long didn't read, HTC One is inferior, Samsung is better accept it and get over yourself.

          • cryosx

            *barf*

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          • Yes Man

            Let's see...you're wrong on ALL points.

            1. Oh you have two front facing speakers? Tell me...when you drop your phone, will you still have two? Chances are you won't. They easily pop out given a specific amount of force. Like dropping, per se.

            2. The Samsung Mythic, takes the exact same pictures with the exact same quality as HTC's lousy 4MP crap. All it does it take the same exact picture 3 times to bunch it together to get a huge noisy, crappy mess.

            3. Displays on HTC are under saturated...this is why people say Samsung phones have over saturated displays, because they're used to seeing under saturation.

            4. Calling someone pathetic and troll over the internet? Rule #23 of the internet...if you have to insult someone, you're just proving the other person right, and that you're angry and can't accept the facts.

            5. Oh really, you own Samsung phones? Yeah like anybody really gives a shit...that's so irrelevant you just invalidated your reasons for liking the One, because you clearly prefer Samsung's superior qualities.

            Not only is the One inferior, it will be the only "One" to make HTC's CEO step down...

            You've stated your opinion, I've stated mine. Who gives two shits? It's a fucking internet blog. Nobody cares.

          • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

            1. Of course, this is completely unrelated to sound quality...

            2. Oh really? Do you know about optics? I doubt it. Do you think the S4 camera with its 13MP takes better pictures than a 10 years old 6MP DSLR? You can only compare the number of pixels if you assume they have the same size, not to mention the One has IOS. As I said, with plenty of light pictures in the S4 will look better, as light dims the One will look increasingly superior.

            3. Again, this can be measured, HTC's displays are well calibrated, very well calibrated. Samsung's displays are always over saturated, with bad calibration, and as a result they often suffer from banding.

            4. You couldn't come up with a fallacy more ridiculous than that one.

            5. Samsung doesn't have superior intrinsic qualities, just like today the One is objectively superior to the S4, the S2 was the best Android phone available, and the Nexus for obvious reasons was to.

            Yours are opinions, that the One takes better pictures in low light situations, has better speakers, better screen, and better materials are facts. I'm guessing the S4 could potentially have better battery life, but since uses a Super AMOLED screen, screens that are inherently shitty when it comes to power performance. I worry that any advantages in battery size will be dwarfed by inefficiencies in their screen technology.

          • Yes Man

            Couldn't agree more. Samsung is definitely superior no matter what any tries to say...

        • Yes Man

          Did you know, that in a blind test, nobody would ever pick the One just because it looks good? They would try it and the S4...realize the S4 is more useful and pick it. You're clearly a troll.

      • http://www.facebook.com/michael.noel.5055 Michael Noel

        Features are changing by the day and no one will ever be able to keep up with the latest unless they are filthy rich and can afford the latest greatest off contract. HTC One is the iPhone 5 of Android and due to it's high design level may not appeal to those of the Sammy plastic class of people who do not give a $hit about looks, design, build quality, etc.

  • jonathan3579

    I'd prefer the Media Link over a damn car kit, T-Mobile.

    • NemaCystX

      And I would prefer a car kit over the damn Media Link.

      For me, I travel alot for work and I use my phone to navigate and also listen to my music via bluetooth so a car kit would be great for me. The Car kit isn't exclusive to T-Mobile though, its just FREE as an Exclusive Offer from T-Mobile if you pre-order

      The car kit is worth $60 whereas the Media Link is $99 though, but the car kit is also a premium HTC official design unlike previous US launches that were outsourced to third parties like iBolt

      • jonathan3579

        I've never understood why their MHL adapter costs so much. I suppose I'll wait and see the quality of the car kit but as of right now I'll trade ya, lol.

        • NemaCystX

          lol I have to decide where I'm getting my HTC One but as of right now the coverage I need is with AT&T so I'll end up buying a car kit most likely

          • jonathan3579

            Awesome. Thanks for those videos. I wonder how it will actually be.

        • Anonymous

          It's not an MHL adapter, it's some weird WiDi-based adapter that allows DLNA and possibly screen mirroring.

          • jonathan3579

            Very interesting. Thank you. I wonder if I can just use a MHL adapter instead of their proprietary adapter.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, an MHL adapter should work just fine.

  • btod

    At first I thought HTC was being dumb by having carrier exclusive storage capacities. But it looks like this is more so AT&T saying its "exclusive" based on the technicality that they're the only ones offering it at the moment (maybe due to component restrictions).

    • Jim Nosrati

      Yeah, HTC isn't that silly. No one would switch carriers to get a phone with more memory, especially with the s4 coming out soon as well. All they would do is lose more sales to samsung. My guess is there was just a delay on the 64GB CDMA Ones.

  • Floss

    Here's for hoping 32GB as a starting point becomes a new industry standard. 8 GB sucked, and 16 GB is usable, but 32 GB is the point you can really start having a ton of crap on your phone without having to micromanage what is allowed to stay and what has to go.

    • NemaCystX

      Yes I dread my 16GB GS3 because of that, I had to swap my internal memory with my external storage as my internal using a kernel hack.

      Just because a phone has a microSD doesn't mean you can use that storage as you see fit though apparently

  • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

    I think the best deal is to buy the developer edition. $649 64GB LTE (AWS). It's an awesome deal.

    • Anonymous

      Still won't have AWS WCDMA support, so T-Mobile usage will be dicey.

  • Uriah Romero

    As nice as it would have been to have the 64GB version, I think that I will be able to survive with 32GB of memory. I’m most excited for the UltraPixel camera and the 1080p display. Usually when I’m on my way to my job at DISH, I like to stream my live and recorded shows to my phone since the trip takes some time. I can do so using the DISH Anywhere app, and I think that it’ll
    work wonders on a full HD display.