After already launching on other major U.S. carriers, the HTC One finally lands on Verizon Wireless(s vz)(s vod). The carrier tweeted out the news on Friday morning, sharing the price of $199.99 with a two-year contract for the LTE handset.
— Verizon News (@VerizonNews) August 16, 2013
Verizon hasn’t announced any changes to the handset, which will be offered in a silver or black color scheme. Assuming the insides are unchanged, the phone will run Android 4.2.2(s goog) on a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm(s qcom) Snapdragon 600 processor paired with 2 GB of memory. The phone also has a 4.7-inch 1080p display, HTC Sense 5 software and the company’s Ultrapixel camera sensor.
The phone will also have an integrated, non-removable battery and lack SD card expansion. Based on the price, the phone likely has the same 32 GB of internal storage found on other carrier models of the One. Beats Audio is still included per the image Verizon shared.
While it’s good for Verizon customers to have the HTC One as an added choice, it may have helped HTC more to have the phone available earlier. The company’s phone sales have continued to lag; having the HTC One available to Verizon’s large customer base sooner rather than later could have provided a nice sales boost. At this point, some of those potential customers may have chosen a different handset, such as the Samsung Galaxy S 4.