HTC One Developer Edition announced, pre-orders start today at $649 for 64GB

HTC One Developer Edition announced, pre-orders start today at $649 for 64GB
The HTC One Developer Edition is available for pre-orders starting today at 10am EDT. With an unlocked SIM and bootloader, the ultimate in customization choices is yours for the price of $649. The Developer Edition comes with 64GB of native memory and without a microSD slot, you might want every GB you can get. The phone is expected to be available on April 19th which, not coincidentally, is the date that the model ships in the U.S. to Sprint and AT&T.

We have to give HTC credit for delivering the Developer Edition the same time that the carrier branded models will be ready, as this fulfills a promise that was made by the manufacturer. And while there is no getting around the fact that you can't buy this model with a carrier subsidy, 64GB for $649 is not such a harsh off-contract price for that amount of native storage.

The HTC One Developer Edition will run on the 2G/3G/4G/LTE bands of AT&T. HSPA+ support is available for 850/1900/2100 MHz which leaves out the 1700MHz used at T-Mobile for such signals. On the other hand, some of the carrier's markets were refarmed to 1900MHz so there should be connectivity in those areas. And with LTE support for the phone at 700/850/AWS/1900 MHz, T-Mobile's use of AWS for LTE should allow the carrier to support such use of the HTC One Developer Edition.

If you're reading this on Friday after 10am EDT, congratulations! You can now pre-order your 64GB HTC One by clicking on this link.

source: HTC via AndroidandMe

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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

nice :)

2. iushnt

Posts: 3148; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Nice work htc :)

3. siddharth04

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

Great work...! But, at 649$ isn't it cheaper than the normal version..? I guess it is supposed to be more expensive.

23. Bleak3993

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

yeah, I thought so too, in fact, in my country if I do the math and currency change, it is cheaper than a Galaxy S II...

4. Xolar

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

i love HTC! technically i love all phone companies just saying

15. DHILLON_ARSH

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

WHAT IS THE DIFFERANCE BETWEEN NORMAL HTC ND THE DEVELOPER EDITION "HTC One"....??? can you plz explain??? thnx in advance...

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Going to wait until after Google I/O, and if the Motorola X doesn't make an appearance I'll try the GS4 and One; then I'll decide which one I want to run on T-Mobile's network unlocked :)

16. DHILLON_ARSH

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS THE DIFFERANCE BETWEEN NORMAL HTC ND THE DEVELOPER EDITION "HTC One"....??? can you plz explain??? thnx in advance...

19. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It's completely unlocked. Both the bootloader and the SIM are unlocked, unlike the normal retail version. Unlocked bootloaders are really only good if you plan on rooting, hacking, and installing custom ROMs on your phone (to my knowledge at least). Unlocked SIM means that you can use it on any carrier as long as it supports the bands that specific carrier uses, you'll have to do some research on that.

24. bobolicious

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

so whats the difference between getting the phone normaly and rooting it. rather then having something like that? I have had Sprint for almost 10 years now and they have the best Truley unlimited plan but they suck about certain rules, like they would make it soo you cant use that phone more then likely. i wanted to buy a smartphone from sprint and use a normal plan without data and they dont allow that. Very strict.

25. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You get to keep your warranty

6. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Since I'm stationed in the UK now I actually have to look up network freqs. I'm still going to wait and see what the X Phone has to offer, but this will probably be my next choice if the X-P doesn't deliver.

7. qwerty1234

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

FINALLY!

10. TheMaxColonel

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

I would like to see "HTC One 10.1 Tablet" :D

12. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

oh! with HTC one's design + latest android os that would be awesome! paging HTC! :)

17. TheMaxColonel

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

I know....although it probably wont happen :'(

13. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

while i've generally moved away from htc over the years, i must say that for the dev phone option with storage the price is spot on. will have to mull over this for some time

14. DHILLON_ARSH

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

WHAT IS THE DIFFERANCE BETWEEN NORMAL HTC ND THE DEVELOPER EDITION "HTC One"....??? can you plz explain??? thnx in advance

21. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

The price

20. Rayanx10

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

When this phone was announced I was excited for it. Now I finally have it the phone is amazing! The feel of the cold aluminium is amazing. Im picking the phone up for no reason because it looks & feels so good. The speakers are loud and sound great. Even at full volume there is no distortion. The camera overall is good. It takes nice daylight photos but the low light photos are amazing. Even the nokia lumia 920 doesn't hold a candle to the HTC One. The 1080p screen has amazing colour accuracy and amazing viewing angles. The pictures look painted on the screen. I also am very surprised about the battery. I thought it would last all of 5 seconds but I can easily get through a day. The phone is connected, with LTE, bluetooth, Wifi a/b/g/n/ac. The first phone to have WiFi ac. Finally one of the best things about this phone is performance. The phone has never lagged for me even with power saving mode on. The UI is fluid and I have never lagged in any game I have used on the phone. Would definitely recommend this phone. thank you HTC

26. abhijithkumar.nit

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

Htc one Developer Edition out of stock already! I am from India and i was trying to get this phone from US through my relatives living over there. But i think i am out of luck. PA, can you please contact Htc asking whether it'll be "In Stock" again or permanently out of stock? I am desperate to buy this phone please!!

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