Magenta’s subscribers haven’t been lucky this time around, as far as the HTC One M8 is concerned, The smartphone was unveiled yesterday and it immediately became available for purchase through Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. T-Mobile simply announced yesterday its intention of carrying the device, it said that HTC One M8 will be available through its stores and website next month. The carrier has since confirmed the release date. T-Mobile HTC One M8 release has been scheduled for April 11th.
Unlike its rivals, T-Mobile doesn’t tie its subscribers to conventional two year service contracts. It will sell the device on its Simple Choice Plan for $0 down, though customers will have to make 24 equal monthly payments of $26.50 to pay off the cost of this smartphone. T-Mobile’s variant will include a couple of the carrier’s features as well, such as Wi-Fi calling and HD Voice, straight out the box.
Its interesting that T-Mobile has opted for this launch date, considering the fact that on this very day the Samsung Galaxy S5 is going to be released in more than 100 countries, including the U.S. All major U.S. carriers are going to sell the Samsung flagship. HTC has an advantage over its adversary given that it has been able to get its flagship out the door sooner. Though T-Mobile customers who are on the fence about the Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8 debate may have a tough time making a choice come April 11th.
|Key Specs||One (M8)||Galaxy S5|
|Processor/Soc Name||Snapdragon 801, 4-core, 2.3 GHz||Snapdragon 801, 4-core, 2.5 GHz|
|Street Price (Approx)||~ $215|
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Search low Galaxy S5 price (Amazon)380 (SM-G900H)
|Max. Total Storage Capacity||160 GB||160 GB|
|Megapixels||4 MP||16 MP|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||2600 mAh||2800 mAh|
|Complete product data||HTC One (M8) Full specs and details||Samsung Galaxy S5 Full specs and details|