Make a premium phone, charge a premium price. That’s the story of the HTC One M9, which goes on sale in Australia on the 24th of March for $1099.
It’s actually quite in line with existing premium pricing from competitors such as Samsung and Apple — actually, now that I think about it, it’s a little cheaper than Apple, whose iPhone prices recently got bumped up due to the weaker Aussie dollar — so there is that.
If you don’t fancy laying out $1099 right away, it’ll also be available from all the major telco carriers, with Telstra offering it from $82/month on a $70 Mobile Accelerate Plan with a $12/month handset repayment and a minimum 2 year commitment of at least $1968. Vodafone’s announced slightly cheaper plan pricing from $70/month plan with a $10 handset repayment for a minimum 2 year commitment of $1920.
Update: Optus has announced its plan pricing, with plans starting at $68 per month ($35 plan plus $33 handset repayment) for a minimum 2 year commitment of $1632 over two years.
For more on the HTC One M9, you can read my Australian hands-on with the units on show in Barcelona a few weeks ago. Stay tuned for a full review of the HTC One M9.