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AT&T’s HTC One X ships early to some customers, phone goes for $149 on Amazon

April 24, 2012

The HTC One X won’t be arriving on AT&T until May 6, but there are numerous reports that indicate the flagship device has already reached the eager hands of some customers. What gives? It appears that some retail stores in the US have already received the phones ahead of schedule. So the few customers who got their hands on the HTC One X early probably have mad negotiation skills, connections to store staff, or are just plain lucky.

Speaking of luck, you won’t need any to get the HTC One X for less than AT&T charges. Amazon currently has a promotion that allows you to buy the phone for $149, though the standard 2-year commitment still applies. All you have to do is go to this link right here to pre-order the HTC One X. Note that both the white and gray variants are available.

Due to the immense popularity of the deal, the HTC One X is now placed on a backordered list. But since the phone won’t really be shipped out until a couple of weeks from now, you should be able to secure the unit by pre-ordering. Meanwhile, for those who don’t want to be tied to a contract, Amazon offers the off-contract HTC One X for $549, which again, would probably be much less than you’d have to pay when buying directly from AT&T.

As a reminder, the HTC One X that runs on AT&T — known as HTC One XL — will ship with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, instead of the Tegra 3 quad-core processor used on the global edition. Apart from this, it basically offers the same great features. Though the Samsung Galaxy S3 is just right around the corner, there’s no reason why you can’t pre-order the HTC One X now, just in case you don’t like what you see come May 3.