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HTC One azure blue aluminum shell spotted in China, looks ready for primetime

HTC One azure blue aluminum shell spotted in China, looks ready for primetime
The HTC One deserves admiration for bringing a gorgeous unibody aluminum design to high-end Android phones, but initially the HTC flagship only launched in grey and black. Over time we’ve seen HTC add a red color to the mix, and now an azure blue shell surfaces in China, reportedly snapped by a factory (or ex-factory) worker. All of this suggests a blue HTC One might soon end up on store shelves.

There’s nothing new to this except the color - it’s the same old HTC One. The 2013 HTC flagship features stereo speakers on the front, a 4.7” 1080p display and a Snapdragon 600 chip.

A blue One will by no means save HTC, but if it can attract more buyers, that would be welcome news for the ailing financials of the Taiwanese phone maker. The company is rumored to be preparing a 6” HTC One Max phablet that should be ready for official unveiling at IFA 2013 on September 4th.


source: Weibo

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posted on 26 Aug 2013, 08:38 7

1. a_merryman (Posts: 716; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Why is the first picture in here? It's just a normal One with blue stickers on the bezel parts...

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 08:54 4

2. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


It means, you have an option, just buy a blue sticker stick to your HTC One, and viola you have blue HTC one.

They better make a replaceable batt variant of it.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 09:29

3. a_merryman (Posts: 716; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Hahaha, those crazy geniuses at HTC are at it again!

And yeah, that was the only thing wrong with this phone, that the user couldn't replace the battery. I dont need Samsung's style of replaceable batteries....I just wont be swapping them out multiple times a day. However, after a year and a half or a little before it is nice to replace the battery. By that point I always notice the batteries holding less of a charge.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 10:16 1

4. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


I agree with you, and the last part you said is the reason why some of us want a removable batt.
I've notice my HTC One lasted the battery of three and a half hour or less for intensive graphic game. And look, were just two of us commenting here.

posted on 26 Aug 2013, 16:48 1

5. sharks (Posts: 167; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


I'm a big fan of the HTC One. In fact, i bought the Stealth Black a few days ago. IFA isn't going to bring anything better than the One, except for specs bump. However, there's nothing exceptional in this article going on with HTC here, as it's just a color variant. But i gotta say, it's a really nice blue color, a la Deep Sea. I think those who really want a phone that screams "cool" shouldn't have any excuses now. Go for the One!

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