While you should never believe everything you read on the Internet on April Fool’s day, you can trust yesterday’s AT&T announcement that the HTC One will be available for $199 starting April 19. The 32GB version of the “ultrapixel” smartphone is priced at $199 while the AT&T-exclusive 64GB model will cost $299. AT&T claims that they are the only U.S. retailer offering a 64GB HTC One. Meanwhile, T-Mobile promises to sell the One for $99 up front, but an official announcement with details about timing has not yet been made.
Update: Sprint has announced it too will have the HTC One by April 19, also selling the 32GB model for $199, available for pre-order starting this Friday.
The HTC One made waves when it was released with so-called "ultrapixel" camera technology—fewer, larger pixels on a sensor that's the same size as those used in many high-megapixel camera phones. The result is a 4MP backside-illuminated CMOS sensor that HTC claims can capture 300% more light than competing hardware.