HTC’s next flagship is so close, we can almost taste it. In just a manner of days, the HTC 10 will descend on markets around the world, giving users everywhere some of their first experiences with the handset. Back when we reviewed the HTC 10, we called it “a great smartphone, with amazing build quality, powerful specs, and just a need for a couple of tweaks in its camera software,” and wouldn’t you know it, but just such a software update has landed in time for the phone’s wide release, boosting camera performance in the process. With all the pieces falling into place, you may be wondering how you can go about picking the HTC 10 up for yourself – and we’ve got some answers.
Verizon opens HTC 10 pre-orders today. For a limited time, shoppers can score a $100 discount on the phone, bringing the handset’s total price down to $548. Shipments of the phone should start going out in under a week, with deliveries slated to arrive by May 5.
If Sprint’s your network of choice, it’s going to take a little bit longer to get your hands on the HTC 10, but your chance will be here soon. Today the carrier announces that it will begin HTC 10 sales two weeks from today, on May 13. And while Sprint doesn’t share Verizon’s $100 discount, its full sticker price for the handset is a bit lower than Verizon’s pre-discount price, running shoppers $624, total.
AT&T, as you may be aware, has no plans to sell the HTC 10 directly, and users wanting to operate the phone on the carrier’s network will have to pick up an unlocked unit from HTC itself. That unlocked model will also work on T-Mobile, though the carrier will also supposedly being running its own HTC 10 sales; we’re still waiting for details on the start of those.