Over at the HTC online store the unlocked version of the HTC One just got a price increase. The flagship model of the company used to cost only $574.99 but is now bumped up to $599.99 which is a $25 increase. Normally, when a device has been released in the market for a period of time its price begins to drop but this isn’t the case for the HTC One.
The company hasn’t given any reason as to why the price has been increased but the upcoming HTC One with the “Nexus Experience” might have something to do with this. HTC and Google have partnered to release a stock only version of the HTC One which will be launching this July 26 and will be sold at $599.99. This means that next month consumers can choose between having an HTC One with the Sense UI or one running on stock Android.
If you are planning to get an HTC One and can’t decide between these two versions here’s a quick rundown on their features. The Nexus experience version does not come with the manufacturer bloatware that is usually installed. What you will be getting is the real Android experience and your device will always be using the latest updates. What you will be missing out though is some of the features that make the HTC One unique such as HTC Zoe, Blinkfeed, IR blaster, FM radio app and Beats Audio software.
HTC One Unlocked Features
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System
- 1.7GHz Quad Core Processor
- 32GB Onboard Storage
- SIM unlocked
- Gorgeous Full Metal Body with Zero Gap Design
- Dual Audio Speakers Powered with HTC BoomSound™
- UltraPixel Camera with HTC Zoe™ Feature Captures Up to 20 Photos and a 3-Second Video
- Works as a TV Remote
Both the Sense and Nexus experience versions will work on any GSM network since they are both unlocked. This means that you can use it on the AT&T or T-Mobile network. You can also bring it with you when you travel to other countries and use a local SIM.