March 12, 2014
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Earlier today, we reported on new details regarding the all-new HTC One’s specs, alongside pictures of a dummy unit of the device that had surfaced in an Ebay auction listing. Now it appears that an unopened Verizon retail package has also hit the web.

The pictures come courtesy of a second Ebay auction for what is allegedly a full retail version of the Verizon HTC One (2014), which ended earlier today at a price of $499.99. The package is said to be unopened, and the auction’s wording suggests a real handset is inside — though we have serious doubts about that claim, considering the phone has yet to even be officially revealed.

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Although it seems fairly likely that the auction listing is a scam, what about the box — could it be legit?

While it certainly looks close to what we’d expect, it’s worth mentioning that the front image could be easily photoshopped and based on the unlocked original HTC One retail packaging (seen below). We also are at least a little suspicious of the box’s back pictures, which are all incredibly blurry and near impossible to read.

Original HTC One retail packaging, source: Pocketnow

Bottom-line, while it’s possible that the box at least could be the real deal, we’d certainly take these pics with a hefty grain of salt. What do you think, is this a legit look at the retail box of the all-new HTC One? Are you excited to get your hands on the HTC One or is there another upcoming handset that you have your eye on?

Thanks to Sborkel for the tip!

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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