HTC One (M7) set for March 22nd launch in US, prices start at $199

There have been many rumours about HTC's new flagship phone, the One (code name: M7), and now we know the price and availability, thanks to HTC Source. According to their report, HTC will release a US version of the One on March 22nd, considerably after Europe's launch date of March 8th. 

The One will be priced at $199.99 for the 32GB model, on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. There will also be a 64GB model, which will come in at $100 more. Verizon is not mentioned, so it is unclear as to whether they will sell the phone. 

The report goes on to say that the HTC One may include an all-metal casing, with front-facing stereo speakers. It is also thought that the device will be quad-core, with plus 1GB of RAM. HTC is also rumoured to be announcing Sense 5 alongside the One, which will run on top of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. 

The phone, according to HTC Source, will come in two colours: black and silver/white. 

HTC currently have a countdown to the launch on their website, HTC.com

Source: HTC Source | Image: EVLeaks

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is there any absolute spec on this? like screen size? surely there has to be more than 1 gig. I don't think I would buy an android phone with anything less than 2. and is the $199 price off contract? I'll be looking to upgrade my 3 month old 920.

Unfortunately, at least one ()most likely two) Romanian carrier sells CONTRACT FREE phones (and i mean the top of the line smartphones) locked to it's network, if you buy it through them. And most of the times they get the newest phones before anyone else.

I hope the price of 199$ it's a bad joke because in Romania it's estimated to be aprox. 650€ .Yeah that's euro.Oh the humanity the country I live in...

199$ is a price on 24 months contract.

Contract mobiles in US are so overpriced... In UK you essentially get those top of the line phones for free on contract (£25 per month or so)

You're right the price is with contract.I was too shocked and i dind't read carefully.But still,even with contract i'm sure it's gonna be 100$+ more here than in the US or UK.That's how it works here with every new phone or gadget.It just sucks.

Richard Mircea said,
I hope the price of 199$ it's a bad joke because in Romania it's estimated to be aprox. 650€ .Yeah that's euro.Oh the humanity the country I live in...

But you do not have a locked phone, crippled by a carrier... I never bought a device through a carrier an, hopefully, never will.

i have a GNexus... is plenty memory dude.. i run many things on BG as I use it for work so I have whatsapp, facebook, skype, custom launcher, music, etc and still have 200mb of free memory..

Enron said,
Not for Android.
Says you? Definitely not enough for iOS. In fact iOS6 runs like crap on the iPhone 4, while Android Jelly Bean runs very well On the Galaxy S II which shows you have no idea what you're talking about.

Look at this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liiRzHggwTA show me some lag? Show me where Android needs another GB of RAM.

The GS2 specifically has a 1.2Ghz Dualcore CPU mated with 1GB of RAM and in that video Jelly Bean is lag free. Compared to an iPhone 4 running iOS6.

Remember a women sued Apple because when she upgraded her 3GS to iOS 4 the phone was unusable and she couldn't return to her old version which did work. She felt this was Apples way of forcing users to upgrade their phone even if what they has works. I agree 100% with her.

You have obviously NEVER used Android because if you did you wouldn't have made that lame statement.

I hate trolls.

Couldnt agree more!

My galaxy nexus has the same specs as the S II (of course it runs a bit better on my phone because is "native", but nothing that makes difference enough)

What do you plan to do with a removable battery? It's been three years that I bought a phone and it has a removable battery but I still haven't needed to open it up yet.

Who gives a crap? I used to care about removable batterys but then i've realised that ever since i started owning mobile phones (around 1999) that i've NEVER needed to replace a battery.

And a lot of the time, whenever you drop a phone hard enough with a removable battery the back will pop off and the battery will come out. It's happened with Sony Xperia's, Samsung Galaxies that i've all owned.

Aren't you special? While you huddle around a power outlet somewhere, I'll be enjoying having extra batteries all charged up and ready to go. You hipsters stuck in the Starbucks fighting over the last power outlet can just go suck it.

fuzi0719 said,
Aren't you special? While you huddle around a power outlet somewhere, I'll be enjoying having extra batteries all charged up and ready to go. You hipsters stuck in the Starbucks fighting over the last power outlet can just go suck it.
I love iPhone users and other non-removable battery users. I was stuck in Newark Airport during a time when most were delayed and most likely not able to go. There was about to be a fightclub around the few outlets that were there. I had my Titan in battery-saver mode on Windows Phone and an extra battery with a decent charge in it. If you live on your phone, it makes sense to have a backup ready. Otherwise you find yourself helpless in situations like that.

1Pixel said,

And a lot of the time, whenever you drop a phone hard enough with a removable battery the back will pop off and the battery will come out. It's happened with Sony Xperia's, Samsung Galaxies that i've all owned.

And if you drop a phone with a non serviceable back plate you often get a shattered screen as your phone as a whole is more rigid and doesn't have anywhere else to absorb the shock, so what's your point?

Batteries usually last 1-2 years in good condition, unless you have money to spare to keep paying $200 every two years and renew a seriously inflated contract that is subsidizing the initial low price of your phone, then you will stay with it for 3 to 5 years and your battery will need a couple replacements during that time.

lomas said,
Don't worry, in the future there is something called wireless charging
Tell me again how the future will provide wireless charging w/o a place to plug that in.

FoxieFoxie said,
90s called, they want you back

Funny, when the iPhone came out a lot of people here, myself included, complained about the lack of a removable battery. Now it is the greatest..... For others....not for me.

lomas said,
It looks great but a non removable battery is a no sale for me.
Question. Since most people only keep a phone until in most cases the next model. why do you need a removable battery? The battery will last the life of the device based on how long most people keep a phone. Even if you kept it 3 years, the original battery would last all 3 easily.

This excuse is really a mute point.

TechieXP said,
The battery will last the life of the device based on how long most people keep a phone. Even if you kept it 3 years, the original battery would last all 3 easily.

Easily 3 years? tell that to my Optimus 2x, the original battery wasn't holding the charge for more than 6-8 hours with light use after just 1.5 years, that means I sometimes even had to recharge while at work or the phone would be dead before my commute back home. Got a replacement battery, I'm again at only charging during the night. I spent $6 on the battery, how much did you spend on a whole new phone because your battery died?