AT&T HTC One pre-orders tipped to be kicking off later this week, pricing starts at $249.99Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Are you AT&T customers eager to claim an HTC One of your very own after that recent promo video revealed the big blue carrier's exclusivity on the 64GB model? According to a leaked image that was just posted by Engadget, you won't have to wait much longer, as AT&T is expected to begin accepting pre-orders for the HTC One at its retail stores on April 5. Online pre-sales will reportedly kick off on April 4.
When it comes to pricing, the 32GB model will be available in either silver or black for a price of $249.99 with a two-year contract. Unfortunately for those of you interested in the AT&T-exclusive 64GB flavor, it's said that that version won't be available at the same time as the 32GB variant. Once the 64GB model does hit land in AT&T stores, though, the it's expected to be priced at $299.99 on contract.
As I noted with the Sprint HTC One leak that we saw earlier, $199.99 had seemingly become the normal price for a new flagship smartphone at launch. AT&T seems to be switching things up a bit, though, as it recently announced that it will be selling the Samsung Galaxy S 4 for $249.99 with a two-year commitment, and now it looks like it'll be offering the HTC One for the same price. Of course, this information is still a rumor until AT&T officially spills the beans on its launch plans for the One. If you were planning on picking up HTC's new flagship from AT&T, though, it may not be a bad idea to make sure that you've saved up enough to cover the One's potential $249.99/$299.99 pricing.