With just under a week to go until the Australian release of the HTC 10, it’s time for carriers and retailers to show their hand with pre-order prices and plans.
First things first: we were close. On Saturday we reported a retail price of $1,080 for the HTC 10. HTC’s official announcement reveals that the RRP for the HTC 10 is $1,099.
Further, we’ll see the phone’s Carbon Grey and Glacial Silver variants offered in Australian stores, except for Optus and Virgin Mobile who’ll only be offering Glacial Silver. Both are attractive choices!
Like many 2016 flagships, the phone’s RRP is pretty high. If you’re after a HTC 10 and you’re happy with your carrier, consider signing up for a new contract – you might find you’ll get the phone at a substantial discount, as the carriers’ handset repayments often don’t add up to the retail price of a phone these days.
We don’t have full details from carriers for HTC 10 plans yet, but we’ll be adding more information as it comes to hand.
HTC’s press release calls out Telstra’s Go Mobile $95 plan with 6GB of data each month, on top of which you’ll add $2/month for handset repayments. Unsurprisingly, that’s a two year contract. There’s no specific pre-order page up yet, but Telstra’s general purpose Keep Informed page has a checkbox to tell them you’re interested in HTC phones. Telstra will offer both Carbon Grey and Glacial Silver.
You can pre-order now at Optus. They’re only offering the phone in Glacial Silver. HTC suggests Optus’ $80 plan with $7/month handset repayments, again with 6GB of data included each month.
Virgin pipped everyone by announcing its pricing yesterday. The phone will set you back an extra $7/month in handset repayments on a $70 plan, for which you’ll currently get 6GB of data plus an online 1GB bonus. Again, Glacial Silver only.
Vodafone’s pre-order page is up and running. Their 6GB plan is currently $80/month, but there’s an extra 1GB bonus data on offer at the moment if you sign up online. On that plan, you’ll pay $5/month for the HTC 10. It’s available in both Carbon Grey and Glacial Silver.
JB Hi-fi will offer both Carbon Grey and Glacial Silver versions of the HTC 10 for the $1,099 RRP. The phone isn’t live on the website yet.
Got more information on HTC 10 pricing at other outlets? Send us a tip!