Leaked image supports recent talk of a Verizon branded HTC One

Leaked image supports recent talk of a Verizon branded HTC One
We've heard rumblings about a Verizon branded HTC One and even received a screenshot from a reader showing accessories for such a device. A published report on Tuesday explains why we have yet to see the Taiwan manufacturer's new Android flagship model covered with the Verizon logo. According to reliable source evleaks, the Verizon HTC One is real. But the carrier usually wants to give a phone one year before replacing it and with the HTC DROID DNA launched last November, Verizon does not want to break its policy. At least, not quite yet.

It looks like the HTC One is coming to Verizon

It looks like the HTC One is coming to Verizon

Based on what evleaks is saying, Verizon will not wait until November to cash in on HTC's hot selling device. But HTC has already sold 5 million units of the handset and Verizon does want a piece of that. The serial leaker says that you can expect the HTC One to hit Verizon before July with the larger screened HTC T6 being launched in the Fall to replace the HTC DROID DNA.

And evleaks also revealed a photograph that was said to be sourced by someone in advertising or public relations, or possibly in accessory manufacturing "that needs advance knowledge of upcoming devices." As you can see, the listing does show an HTC One for Verizon.

So Verizon customers, it would appear as though you might have another choice this Summer. If you were planning on picking up the Samsung Galaxy S4 when your contract expires in a few weeks, you might have another top-shelf model to think about.

source: SlashGear

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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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37 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

VZW may be going through a process of adding its bloatware and making sure the bloatware can't be removed before launching the VZW edition One.

18. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

And AT&T doesn't add its own bloatware? That's awfully charitable of them.

2. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It replaces phones all the time before one year....

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

They already have the DNA they don't need the HTC ONE.

5. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Its pretty much the same thing as the DNA with a snapdragon 600 instead of an S4 pro.

6. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Which is still nearly the same chip anyways...

8. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

DNA only comes with 16gb storage.

10. amro99

Posts: 114; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Yeah pretty much the same, except for the: camera technology, build quality, speakers, screen size, IR transmitter, battery capacity, processor, memory capacity... So yea apart from these and a few other things, pretty much the same! :)

12. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Coming from a DNA owner who did a direct compairision to the One.... Camera tech - WAY better on the one, build quality - i think they're both built solid and actually prefer the rubberized back of the DNA, the One slid around very easy, Speakers - come on, the One obviously lol, Screen Size - honestly couldnt tell the difference, Battery - Well, i run CM 10.1 so its a little skewed on my end, i get 2 days not running heavy sense, and dont actually own the one. In short, Main difference is the camera and OS that preinstalled. One wins with sense 5, cause sense 5 is sexy and anythings better than sense 4 haha

13. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

build quality is pretty damn good for the dna. the ir transmitter most will not use the processor again is basically the same as the pro the memory capacity is the same 16gb the screen size, speakers, and camera difference. if i were verizon i would wait. the one already has a big brother to replace it in a month or two

24. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The One has either 32 or 64 GB, not 16.

26. papss unregistered

I'm pretty sure the one is 32 gb

9. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Well.....Verizon has the gs3, so I guess they don't the gs4 then either

14. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

the gs4 over gs3 is a pretty big difference as opposed to dna to one read the comments from above. jeez read people

28. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Lol fanboys downvoting. Are the fanboys also going to down vote when they release an HTC One + and discontinue all support for the "amazing" Htc One while the S3 and S4 both get android 5.0 updates.

32. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Only the 2GB RAM version of S3 will get Android 5 (KLP), the 1GB version (international) will not. 2GB RAM is a KLP requirement. Don't talk s**t when you don't know what you're talking about.

36. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

feels like you shot him in the head.. ouch..

4. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 560; Member since: May 26, 2011

This will be a good thing for HTC lovers out there.

7. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

A year before replacing, haha, say that to Droid Razr owners

16. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Especially since the jump from the Razr to the Razr HD was much more substantial then from the DNA to the One. Although to be honest, I don't see the One being an "upgrade" to the DNA. They have completely different styles, the one has a smaller screen, and the OS is still the same. It just doesn't line up.

17. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

its simple. verizon spent millions in promoting the dna. it has some market success. all is for not if the one comes. they have to reevaluate resources to the one now and all that hard work for the dna is sort of wasted and let's not mention the millions they have to use to now market the one

23. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

I guess I can understand their point of view on this one, but VZW has no one to blame but themselves. Few years ago the word "Droid" WAS Android, but they've carelessly labeled any and every phone in their lineup as a Droid and now the brand is seriously diluted. Think of the Droid, the Droid X,and Droid Incredible... Then think of the Droid X2, DInc 2, and the Droid Charge. The Droid brand use to mean something and I think they were hoping to get some of that magic back with the DNA. Now the One comes out and the DNA is already old news. If their going to rebuild the Droid brand, they have to start by looking at what the other carriers will have and one-up that. Is it possible with OEMs putting their all into every flagship device, idk. But they need to do something different because the Droid name is going the way of the Evo branding.

27. papss unregistered

Yes I agree... Also loved the white Evo

29. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

The HTC One is a side grade from the droid DNA, if you upgrade to it your an idiot.

11. papss unregistered

Next week in taking my wife's upgrade and will be getting the HTC One as a second phone to my Lumia 920. I keep trying to get her away from her iPhone but she won't budge.

15. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

the galaxy is easier to use than sense

25. papss unregistered

I would never take the S4 over the One personally but I see the appeal. I would have my wife go WP8 coming from IOS

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Verizon would effectively be replacing the unloved Incredible 4G. I would seriously consider the One and while the DNA is a nice device, the lack of memory is a serious problem.

20. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

With Verizon I've learned that nothing is official until it's on the shelves. It's certainly a step in the right direction, though.

21. krysis

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

My guess would be adding aws to the One. Since it was reported that it was included on the S4, maybe that is the reason for delay, and to give some time to clear out DNA stock. Or maybe

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