Update 2: Telstra to announce HTC One XL availability tomorrow.
Update 1: Previously privated video is now viewable below.
Here it comes, ladies and gentlemen. Telstra’s announcement and launch of the HTC One XL is imminent. How do we know this? Well this morning they accidentally leaked the launch video of the phone — that video has now been set to private — we’ve scored the video and embedded it below. But that isn’t the only piece of information we have.
There’s actually a landing page on Telstra’s website for HTC One XL pre-orders and while the page itself doesn’t load anything visually, in the HTML we found (with the help of our tipster) some pretty interesting details. If you pre-order the HTC One XL online on any of Telstra’s Freedom Connect Plans, you’ll get a free pair of Beats Audio Solo headphones valued at $299. It’s an exclusive pre-order deal, so don’t expect it to last very long.
Pricing hasn’t been confirmed, however, we’ve heard from certain people that it will be available on the $59 Freedom Connect Plan with monthly repayments of $6. The outright pricing is also expected to hit the mid $700s, though it’s likely MobiCity will drop their price below Telstra’s if you’re interested.
We recently reviewed the One XL and can happily say it’s the best Android smartphone for the largest range of users (certainly not hardcore devs/hackers, Galaxy Nexus all the way). If you’ve been waiting out for a good 4G phone on Telstra’s network, then this just might be the one for you.