Here’s the “All new HTC One” in Gold

February 19, 2014

    htc one 2014 gold press shot

    And the cat is officially out of the bag – over the last 24 hours, we learned a couple of key details about the HTC M8, including its commercial name and the first highly credible press shots.

    According to @evleaks, HTC’s new flagship phone, will hit stores as “The All New HTC One”. It’s possible that’s just a marketing tagline and the device will be called simply HTC One or HTC One (2014); regardless, the rumors of HTC One Two and HTC One Plus can officially be put to sleep. @evleaks says the device will launch in gray, silver and gold, which is at odds with what developer Shen Ye claimed – dark gray, silver, gold, red, and blue.

    The image above is the first clear press shot of the new HTC One, clad in Gold, courtesy of the same @evleaks. And here’s a press shot of the dark gray version, partially obscured by a bulky case.

    htc one 2014 dark gray press shot

    The new HTC One will be unveiled on March 25 at a dual event in New York and London,  and invitations for it were sent out just yesterday. The device will feature a 5-inch display of Full HD resolution, a Snapdragon 800 processor, and is widely believed to come with an advanced dual-lens camera that we know very little about.

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    • Tanner Hoyt

      Maybe it’s just me, but I find gold to be ugly.

      • Jason Yuen

        atheistical amen!

      • Amine Elouakil

        I also have mixed feelings about the color, but since it will be released in different color it’s fine with me :) probably another silver One :D but between the time it’s revealed the time it hit stores, and I’ll get the chance to try other competitors.

      • Amine Elouakil
    • Gaja

      So much bottom bezel – completely disappointed..

      • Dimitar Gospodinov

        same here…

      • wat

        If it didn’t have the fucking huge omg bezel to smack logo on the front then it would be the best looking phone ever launched and extra props for the large front facing speakers. Alas it is a hideous piece of shit due to it.

      • Colby Leong

        I get where you’re coming from, owning a Z1, but would you have preferred if they had kept the captive buttons?

      • AndroidBoss

        But still, if you think about it, it will look more weird if the display didn’t have that bottom bezel. I still think they should have made the bottom bezel look different but whatever.

    • MasterMuffin

      Dem bezels. Also the color strategy screams iPhone! Probably a solid phone, but I’m actually more interested in S5!

      • WestFiasco

        I’m sure there has to be some reason for the length of the phone and I agree with you, something about it reminded me of the iPhone but I wasn’t sure what.

        • MasterMuffin

          More room for some parts, but they could have just put bigger screen

          • WestFiasco

            Well that’s a good point, I want to see more of it now. Software wise, I’m not in the market for a new phone but I like to see what the OEM’s are doing to better their products.

            • MasterMuffin

              That’s why I’m more interested in S5 and the big update to TW :)

      • AndroidBoss

        Was looking forward to not buying another Galaxy later on this year, wanted to get the next HTC One. Let’s hope it’s good.

    • HugoMathee

      Sony Sirius here I come

    • Amine Elouakil

      I somewhat doubt it has software buttons. did you guys notice how the same screen is used over and over again (edited and added), but we shall see in a couple of days

    • Qbancelli

      Da bezel.

    • Konstantin

      Disappointing design, disappointing processor, disappointing screen. If this is true HTC will go to lair.

    • daniel

      Gonna have to go with the s5

    • daniel

      Gonna wait with the s5

    • Espen

      Is that a dual front flash i see there?

    • https://twitter.com/_SimeonA703 LBN-3805

      So pretty much the iPhone

    • https://twitter.com/_SimeonA703 LBN-3805

      looks pretty good tho

    • ♜Donzzy™

      Looks like it has an LED flash with the front cam.

      • Amine Elouakil

        nope, just the usual proximity and light sensors, but the front cam is 5mp

    • Noel

      Google Play Edition *drool…* I’ll admit, this phone would be perfect without that bottom bezel, but still a sexy phone nonetheless…

      • Noel

        As for the bezel, since I got myself the Nexus 7 2013, I’ve actually learned that a thicker bezel at times isn’t the worst thing in the world. Having accidentally bumped off my Note 2′s capacitive buttons every now and again, I think I’d appreciate the extra space. Plus, having that Note in my pocket for all this time, I’m not gonna be bothered by the extra cm or two in length for this phone!

    • Noel

      I was curious, and decided to whip something together real quick… It actually does look miles better without the bezels. Really wish HTC would consider this! Even better however, is that Google Play Edition *drool…*

      • Brian Shieh

        Agreed, and nice photoshop. Removing bottom black bar would truly give a awesome viewing experience (movies, videos) to go with the front facing speakers

      • Dimitar Gospodinov

        much much better indeed…

    • Replicant Jason Booth

      Oh no bezel! Give me a break… I just don’t see what the big deal is. You’ve got a gorgeous display…do you plan on staring at the bezel instead? I feel as though this isn’t a deal breaker to me. I think from a design prospective, there’s a reason for that black bar.

      • MSmith79

        Big deal is, why would I buy a phone with a huge bezel at the bottom, when I can easily get one without it. It’s disappointing as a consumer to remove this phone as an option to be my next smartphone, but phones without the ugly bezel will be the clear winner.

        • Replicant Jason Booth

          When did bezels make or break performance, or a sale for that matter? It’s like the general trends dictate the vital needs for alotve people. I’ll never base a purchase entirely offve how thin the bezels are. There’s a reason that the device has the more pronounced lower portion.

    • Robert Ra’ Crawford

      I’m so disappointed with the look of the New One. So sad…

    • Jesus

      with inspiration from the iPhone and R2-D2. beep beep.

    • Jayfeather787

      NO MORE GOLD!!! ARGH!
      You are missing a choice from the poll. There should be one called “sexy”.

    • Dimitar Gospodinov

      What do you guys think these are?

      • Amine Elouakil

        As an Engineer, I can tell you that there are a couple of reason why there are holes like that such as:

        -Repairabilty, they can use the holes to remove and add the lens if needed
        -It can be for tolerances reasons the holes can allow for micro adjustement
        -It can be for heat expansion, since Aluminium and glass don’t have the same expanssion ratio, if the devices get warm and if the lens is mounted tight, it can break.
        This is from a mechanical/process point of view but they might be other reason and the holes might not just exist who knows

        • Dimitar Gospodinov

          I tought of replacing the lense too but check this out:

          https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-epYYfYixxYE/UwXjCrndvuI/AAAAAAACgj8/a41ZxOet7Xc/w426-h392/allnewonegray.jpg

          holes are missing on the gray model…there is a ring around the camera like the old One…I saw a couple more where the speaker grills are moved orund and some of the leak have these hole some don’t…bummer
          I still think these are fake…

          • Amine Elouakil

            someone what that image looks fake, or the gold one is fake, since the grey, silver seems to have brushed aluminium on the back while the gold one does not, and I don’t think HTC will make different production lines just to have one with burshed and the other without brushed aluminium. As for the tiny holes, they might not exist at all

    • Tom_Slaapstad

      I really hope they don’t put that ridiculous bottom bezel on that phone. My HTC one x has a smaller bezels

    • MSmith79

      I just can’t get over that bezel. No way I’ll pick one up if that’s how they release it.

    • Murat Ates

      2014 started really nicely, it can only Get better from here onwards , there are so many top shelf handsets lined up ; HTC One 2014, Sammy S5, Xperia Z2, LG G3, Note 4 , iPhone 6 just to count some of them, it’s a real war going on for the Smartphone Glory !!

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