phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S.
stores starting April 10.
Advance orders for the new
HTC One begin Friday, and those customers might receive
their phones before April 10. Orders for Samsung’s
Galaxy S 6 phones start Friday as well, with delivery
expected around April 10.
Phone sizes won’t change. HTC is largely keeping the
same design, but improving the camera and personalizing
the home screen based on your location. It also promises
to replace the phone once if you smash or crack it.
Samsung is swapping its plastic back cover for more
stylish metal and glass to better compete with the
iPhone. It also improved the camera and software
Prices will vary by carrier. No-contract versions
generally start at about $650, in line with the iPhone
and other high-end devices.