In a press event yesterday, T-Mobile not only officially announced their all new Un-carrier plans, but pricing for the soon-to-be-released HTC One. So, how much can customers expect to pay for the HTC One with a premium aluminum unibody design and quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor? $99 stinkin’ dollars. Of course, this is only the upfront cost for the device now that T-Mobile is doing away with 2-year agreements in exchange for customers making monthly installment payments on a new device (kinda like buying a new car).
The HTC One (which some have said bares a slight resemblance to Apple’s latest smartphone) will actually find itself going head-to-head with, not only the $99 Samsung Galaxy S4, but in a T-Mobile first, the iPhone 5 as well. The “i5” has been officially announced for an April 12th release on T-Mo for — you guessed it — $99. It’s metal vs metal in a battle of good vs evil. Okay, maybe that’s stretching things a bit. Good vs… better. We’ll let you decide which is which.
While both the One and iPhone 5 will take advantage of T-Mobile’s upcoming LTE network, Apple might have a slight leg up on their competition. Currently, the HTC One still doesn’t have an official launch date for the #4 largest carrier in the US where the Galaxy S4 has been officially announced for a May 1st launch. We’ll keep you posted once we hear more.