Verizon said it will open preorders for the HTC 10 smartphone starting this Friday, April 29. The carrier has not yet specified pricing, but said the device will be available in “early May.”
Verizon said it will also offer an in-store, hands-on preview of the device to interested customers on April 29.
The announcement comes as somewhat of a surprise since Verizon declined to carry the manufacturer’s previous handset, the HTC One A9.
But Verizon won’t be alone.
T-Mobile has also announced plans to carry the HTC 10. The Un-carrier said the device will be available online and in stores in May, but did not provide a specific date.
Sprint has also said it plans to carry the device.
Though AT&T has not announced plans to carry the device in its stores, Big Blue customers can buy an unlocked version of the HTC 10 from the HTC website for use on the AT&T network.
The unlocked devices sold through HTC’s website are compatible with the networks of AT&T, T-Mobile, Metro PCS, Alaska Communications, Cricket, Walmart Family Mobile, Straight Talk and Net10, HTC said.
The device is already available for preorder on HTC’s website for a $699. HTC is offering up to $250 for customers who trade in an HTC One A9 device in good working order.
The HTC 10 comes with a 5.2-inch LCD display with 1440p resolution, a 12 mp camera, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. The device also comes with a Snapdragon 820 ARM chip running Android Marshmallow and SanDisk’s iNAND 7232 embedded flash drive.
Like the One A9, the HTC 10 will come with free “Uh Oh” protection, which covers the replacement of a cracked screen within the first 12 months of ownership. The protection plan also covers the repair of water damage.