HTC’s One M9 is about to make its U.S. debut tomorrow at midnight on the four major U.S. wireless carriers. The nation’s second largest wireless carrier, AT&T, announced that the One M9 will be available to order starting tomorrow, and orders received before 1:00 PM CT will ship the same day. The phone will be available nationwide in AT&T retail stores starting on April 10.
Customers can purchase the flagship smartphone via AT&T for $199.99 with a new, two-year contract or choose from one of three Next installment plans to pay off the phone (with $0 down). Next 24, Next 18, and Next 12 will cost customers $23.64, $29.55, and $35.45 respectively per month in addition to your standard service plan. Customers that wish to purchase the phone off-contract will have to fork over $708.99.
T-Mobile customers can purchase the phone for $27.08 per month for 24 months ($0 down) or pay $649.92 outright. We have no clue why AT&T is charging an extra $60 over T-Mobile’s pricing. Heck, you can even buy the smartphone unlocked from HTC direct for $649.
The One M9 is a modest update from its One M8 predecessor and still retains a 5-inch 1080p display. HTC, however, has upgrades the processor to an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 with 3GB of RAM and upgraded the rear camera to a 20MP unit. Selfies are now handled via a 4MP UltraPixel camera. And we also can’t forget that the One M9 comes packing front-facing BoomSound speakers and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.
If want to get your hands on the One M9 as soon as possible, you had better hit up your wireless' carrier's website early tomorrow morning to be one of the first on the block with HTC’s latest (and soon to be surpassed) flagship.