The HTC One's fight against the Galaxy S4 has been unfair from the start. While one company controls 40% of the smartphone market, the other is barely staying afloat. But if the rumors are true, HTC's newest phone will get a head start in the U.S., and a few perks that could draw consumers into its orbit.
The HTC One is coming out before the Galaxy S4 – and will be available for $50 cheaper, too. According to the Verge, the HTC One will launch on April 19th on AT&T and Sprint for $199, a good $50 cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S4. The Galaxy S4, meanwhile, isn't even up for pre-sale on AT&T until April 16th. But that's not all: it'll also come with double the memory of the Galaxy S4 – 32GB vs. 16GB. The phone will come in silver and black, and a 64GB version will cost $299.
Just like its predecessors – One S, and One X – HTC's latest is getting rave reviews, but it remains to be seen whether or not that'll help it beat Samsung's latest. The one problem with the phone seems to be the One's "Ultraapixel" camera, which takes grainier photos than would be preferred in daylight.
Still, for some, having an incredibly well-crafted phone with an amazing display and powerful internals with double the memory and for $50 less than the Galaxy S4 could end up being a really attractive offer.