Boxed HTC One (2014) unit hits eBay, is quickly sold for $499.99

Boxed HTC One (2014) unit hits eBay, is quickly sold for $499.99
As we guessed earlier today, we are back with yet another HTC One (M8)-related leak before the day is even out. This time around, some sneaky person has apparently, somehow, managed to get his hands on a Verizon-branded, fully-boxed HTC M8 and has already managed to sell it on eBay after a short bidding exchange that saw the price shoot up from the initial asking price of $199 all the way up to $499.99.

The loosely-controlled stock of the HTC One 2014 is nothing new -- we've been reporting on leak after leak this past week. What's new, however, is that HTC has obviously decided to stick to the same flagship name, as seen from the actual retail packaging. That's a rather strange, not to mention confusing, decision, so it wouldn't be surprising if we end up referring to its new top shelfer as the HTC One 2014. 

Whilst we're still on the topic of the box, it's worth pointing out that much of the rumored specs seem to be on target. The packaging clearly states that the 5-incher will, indeed, come packing a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor along with 2GB of DDR2 RAM. The 'Duo Camera' will, as rumored, boast UltraPixel tech, though the exact pixel count isn't being disclosed. This doesn't hold true for the front camera, however, so expect a 5-megapixel BSI unit with wide angle, HDR-capable lens, and support for 1080p video capture.



source: eBay via GSM Arena

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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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90 Comments

1. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

lol WTF ..how can this be possible

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Same question is that a good marketing? 500$ not too bad. HTC how this can be possible before announcement. Oh God why.

34. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Smart marketing or whatever it is called, its getting so much on my nerve! I think I will stop visiting these tech sites until 25th :(

61. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Yes indeed ! smarth one who make it happend and lucky one who take that price!

42. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It's probably a fake with a blank mirror

77. AiAiRon

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Does everyone really think that these prices are just coincidences?? There is no way that the auction just happened to end at $499.99 to the penny. HTC are refreshing their flagship phone to be more affordable. I guarantee that the non-contract retail price on this phone will be the exact same as what this phone was sold for on ebay!

2. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

this confirms GSM Arena liers they said only 16GB internal memory. same for the camera all they said was lies

9. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

i can't wait to see how big is the battery now that GSM Arena give out false information this brings hope back.

15. TechFreak123

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

This box only means there is a 32GB version, but there might be a 16GB version as well.

63. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I Dont really care about the camera but if the battery is indeed 2600 I won't be upgrading from my One 2013. To be honest that's why I would have hoped the role of the Fcking bezel is...make phone bigger put a decent battery in... Guess wait for 25th then..

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

What?! A phone got sold before it's even announced? LOLOL

46. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Sounds to me like a Verizon employee stole it and sold.it for some easy cash.

4. Calm_down_mon

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

This is getting out of hand >.> if this in not some clever plan from htc's marketing deparment that I simply do not understand , htc should get it's sh*t together. Nice price thou.

5. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

if it was HTC plan they would not sale it for $499. 99 they would drive the price very high on eBay.

16. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

they bought it themselves. come on.

17. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

true that can happen but they would drive the price higher and buy it just like apple did drive the price up to $10000 last year. $499. 99 price just doesn't scream HTC plan

19. AiAiRon

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

I really do think that this was a marketing move on HTC. I believe what they are saying is that the phone will go for $199 on two-year contract and $499 without contract.

37. xche78x

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Negative publicty is still publicity and can be turned to positive. This is htc leaking their own product and even buying it too. Bad marketing strategy that may surprise and have rare outcome. Still wont buy htc though, id rather buy an asus zenphone 6...

73. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

No way this was HTC. This is a Verizon employee who will be jobless as soon as ebay gives up his/her info when HTC presses them for it. This is ILLEGAL. This phone has NOT been released yet.

6. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

I want this phone and I want it now! Looking to be the hottest phone on the market.

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm starting to really like this phone as well... Decisions decisions.

7. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

This is getting awful

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Anyway nexus 6 will break its records

10. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

If this is an actual HTC phone, I would think it would sell for a lot more than that. I just sold an iPhone 4S 64GB for $300 on ebay. Odd, to say the least.

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Why would they use DDR2 ram when they have used DDR3 ram before?

14. TechFreak123

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

They didn't, the HTC One is also DDR2.

28. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

that is strange, I thought they had used DDR3 in the One X+, there is no disadvantage to using better ram besides cost.

47. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Ddr3 improves the battery life which was the main plus.

52. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I know that

12. AiAiRon

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

I really do think that this was a marketing move on HTC. I believe what they are saying is that the phone will go for $199 on two-year contract and $499 without contract.

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