In what may cause early buyers of the $850-1,180 unlocked HTC One handsets on Amazon, and the $650 Developer Edition variant acute buyers' remorse, the company launched factory-unlocked HTC One 32GB on the company's US online store for just $574.99. The handset may not feature the unlocked bootloader or 64GB storage of the Developer Edition, but still gives you the freedom to choose your carrier, and swap out SIM cards as you please.
Specifications of the factory-unlocked model remain consistent with handsets sold by mobile carriers, except of course, carrier freedom. The 4.7-inch flagship handset could emerge as this year's bestseller in its category, which includes iPhone 5 and Galaxy S 4. It features a brilliant 1080p screen, an UltraPixel camera, a Snapdragon 600 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.70 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, and a sleek aluminum unibody chassis that has Samsung jealous.
Those seeking to get the HTC One on the cheap, and can do without carrier freedom, can sign their wallets off to the carriers for as little as $99 upfront.