When a smartphone is launched it’s sold for a certain price depending on what hardware it sports. However, as time passes the sales usually decrease because most of the customers interested in the phone had already bought it. Thus, the company makes some price changes for that specific device, meaning that those who still want to buy it can get it cheaper. However, this is not the case of HTC. It looks like the HTC Store is currently selling the unlocked version of the HTC One at a price of $599.99, which is $25 more expensive than before.
Yeah, the $25 price difference between the regular version of the HTC One and the HTC One NE was kind of odd in the first place. But, it would have been better if the HTC One NE have cost $574.99 to begin with. The reason is known only by the manufacturer and Google.
Maybe they though that it’s better to keep the HTC One NE and the Samsung Galaxy S4 NE within the same pricing range, now being a difference of only $50. If this is the reason, then we believe that this is Google’s doing. However, what if this is HTC’s decision? The company might just though that if it allows the HTC One to be sold running vanilla Android, it might as well earn more money out of it. Thus, HTC simply made a decision of raising the price of the smartphone to reflect the new price on Google Play.
Naturally, these are just our speculations and the reason why the HTC On is more expensive could be an entirely different one. But, we can’t think of anything else.
I know, $25 extra for a great device is not that much, but it does not mean that this is a very odd decision. Also, its moves like this one that made the HTC sales drop. And some wonder why the company is not number one anymore. This is why.
Anyway, do you think that the price increase is a deal breaker?