Rumor: HTC M7 price unveiled – retail availability set for March 8th
If the latest leak is to be believed, the HTC M7 is scheduled to go on sale on March 8th (the same date our source revealed last week) with a retail price of €649.99 in France. A quick currency conversion shows an $880 price tag, but if we subtract France’s built-in 19.6% VAT, we’re left with a slightly more reasonable $730 sticker price. While unlocked HTC phones are typically quite expensive at launch, the €649.99 price for the HTC M7 is roughly €60 more than what the HTC One X was going for when it went on sale in 2012.
The leaked Phone House internal sale sheet also highlighted some of the HTC M7’s specs and references a thin design along with “Double HP techno Beats Audio.” We’re not exactly sure what that means, but it certainly ties back to the stereo speaker rumors and HTC’s promise to deliver a new sound experience in 2013.
With only twelve days to go until the HTC M7 is unveiled, we don’t expect the rumors about the device to die down.
What is your take on the €649.99 sticker price of the HTC M7? Will customers be forced to shell out more cash this year for a flagship HTC phone or will service providers here in the U.S find a way to keep the M7 priced at $199.99 with a two-year contract?