HTC One pictured in black, February 19 is nearing

by: AdrianFebruary 15, 2013


You didn’t really think the HTC One rumor-fest ended already, did you? Good, because neither did we. Even if, after hearing about US release dates and pricing, there wasn’t much to be revealed. Or so it seemed.

As some of you might remember, several sources “in the know” told the media back in January that HTC was planning to make the M7 (as it was called then) available in two color combos. And while the silver-and-white model turned up in an (ev) leak a few days ago, the all-black one remained a mystery (that is, if you don’t count fakes).

But the mystery is no more, as the folks over at @EvLeaks have done it again. Darn, these guys are good!


The HTC One is pretty in black as well, although there’s no way to be sure if this leaked render is the real deal. The fact that it looks exactly the same as the silver model, except for the coat of paint, is a good sign, but there’s always Photoshop to cast doubts on the whole thing.

The thin bezel is there, the Back and Home buttons are positioned exactly likes on the silver One, there’s also that HTC logo separating the two, identical dual speakers grills and a body that’s most likely made out of aluminum.

The date is of course set for February 19, when the HTC One is expected to make its debut, while the place has changed from London to New York. Coincidentally (not), the two will host twin unveiling events. But does that mean the black version will be US-exclusive?

  • JellyBean

    Looks like an iPhone 5. :-/

    • ProofPlains

      Not really. If anything, it looks more like a BB Z10 – or the back of an iPhone 5…

      • Kassim

        Aaand what do many people say the Z10 reminds them of, I wonder? They are all much of a muchness – that is to say: they all look rubbish/boring/uninspired.

        I’m hoping the next HTC below this “One” is more of a looker. Otherwise, I’m done waiting for HTC to produce a phone that matches my needs/wants and it’s off to the Xperia V (if we ever get the damn things in the UK)…

      • Nameless

        lol, and the Z10 looks like the iphone 5, we r in a circle man.

    • yahyoh

      HTC iPhone 6 O.o

    • RarestName

      BlackBerry Z10

    • Not even close… it looks more like he new BlackBerry.

  • I hope to god they dont use the bottom icons shown here.

    • fasfw

      Why not?

  • emocrazy

    Now we have single phone that runs 3 different OSes (Androis, iOS, BB10) wait.. it’s 3 phones? cause I don’t see the difference..

  • Bone

    Great looks, check. Being an all-around performer, HW, SW, battery-wise, likely a check. Get it out to the masses? That’s where HTC needs to improve, fingers crossed.

  • Nameless

    i Think HTC well make a fine smartphone.

  • And the battery life is??? HTC is notorious for poor battery capacity. If they have not fixed that then this phone is dead in the water to me.

    • Joshhud

      They publicly said they care more about making the phone thin than improving battery life

  • Joshhud

    Did i miss something. I thought there was already an HTC One and it didnt look like this..

  • RickH

    I can’t help but see all smart phones starting to look too similar.
    Specs are starting to take over the war of the phones and quality takes a second place along with phone call quality.
    Maybe I’m getting bored with Smart phones and what they can do, or not.