Jul 01 AT 7:19 AM Nick Gray 25 Comments

Leaked image shows off HTC One for Verizon


A render of the Verizon HTC One has surfaced, revealing a very familiar looking device. Save for Verizon’s 4G LTE logo next to the signal meter and the September 5 date on the screen, the image above is practically identical to previous leaks of the HTC One by @evleaks.

On more than a handful of occasions, the on-screen date of HTC handset renders has corresponded to an announcement or retail launch date, but we’re not quite ready to make that assumption. While Verizon’s announcement that the HTC One would be available “later this summer”¬†was a bit vague, we’re truly hoping the device will be made available long before September rolls around.

How much longer are you willing to wait for the HTC one on Verizon?

Source: @evleaks

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • GM

    If I have to wait until Sept I’ll get the HTC One but, I’ll get it on ATT because my contract is up with Verizon in Sept.

    • dpleus

      I do not know where you live, but I’ve considered switching carriers myself, or going to a MVNO, due to Verizon’s continued contracts and network compatibility issues, but in my area Verizon has the best coverage. And, in general I would only be saving $20-30 a month by going to a different carrier, not to mention I would lose my Unlimited LTE data service. So, for now, I will stick with Verizon and pay a little more for the better coverage and a limited phone selection.

      • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

        $20-30 a month adds up pretty quickly. After 24 months, you’re looking at an extra $480-720. You could switch to another carrier and pay full price for a new phone every two years and still come out on top.

        Also, T-Mobile now has unlimited 4G plans as well. LTE coverage is still sparse, but more than 200 million customers should be covered by the end of the year.

    • Richard Yarrell

      What a BIG WASTE OF TIME. With the Galaxy Note 3, Lg Optimus G2, and upcoming Nexus 5 Nobody is or will be focusing on any silly Htc One. Verizon sucks monkey balls.

      • clocinnorcal

        For once I agree with you. Verizon really choked on this phone release. End of summer? Really?

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      • Hom0ncruse

        final nail in the coffin for HTC One

      • squiddy20

        And every single one of those devices are 1 to 4 months away from any sort of release. The HTC One on Verizon will more than likely be released in the next few weeks.
        Also, a 50+ year old man saying “sucks monkey balls”? How mature…

        • snowbdr89

          Maybe dick likes monkey balls bouncing off his chin

  • dpleus

    Being a Verizon customer and a Droid DNA owner, I will say that I am looking forward to seeing the HTC One on Verizon. Sadly though, by the time this launches, the device will be 6 months old in it’s product cycle, and considering the Droid DNA is only 9 months old now and is being shelved, it does not give me much hope for the One, as in a few short months after launch they will likely be launching a new phone. It is like the commercial a couple years ago where the guys announces the newest tablet/phone and the lady in the audience cries out, “but I just bought this one!” Add on to that fact that Verizon is in general still a 2 year contract company, means that any Verizon customer that signed a new contract in the last 18 months will not even be able to consider the One for an upgrade.

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    If it is identical to the current One then end of July tops. If it is an upgraded One (like the Butterfly S) then I would wait until the end of the year. Especially if it has a 3200 mah battery!

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      Very doubtful that it’ll have the 3200 mAh battery of the Butterfly S. Keep in mind, that phone also has an inferior camera as HTC chose to leave out optical image stabilization.

      • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

        Nick, why do you have to burst my bubble like that?

  • Peter

    I’ve been waiting for the One for a long time now on Verizon, but if it takes any longer than the end of July I’m taking my business elsewhere. Over half a year is an eternity in the technology world. I don’t need the latest the moment it comes out, my Note 2 is still kicking strong. With that said, I got it at launch, I am certainly NOT waiting that long for Verizon. Step up your game Verizon, you’re making a lot of enthusiasts turn the other way.

  • Jared

    Maybe they’re trying to target the crop of people that bought the GNex when it first came out. I believe my update date is somewhere mid-August from having bought the GNex the day it came out (12/15/11).

  • Droid Sam

    Is it OK that I just want to hit someone?

    Verizon needs to stop playing these games and give us the HTC One sometime this month. No one is going to care about this “new” phone as we get closer to the impending iPhone 5S. The HTC One is an amazing device, but HTC got screwed by Verizon.

  • Daveydog

    Based on what are we not making the assumption that sep 5 is the release date? hope? It falls right in line with “later this summer….” And there is no evidence that they are releasing it in July is there? I think the htc track record for putting dates on phones in stock pix is pretty good isn it? Anyone know…?

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      Over the years, the dates on leaked images have probably matched up with launch or retail dates 50% of the time. It’s impossible to know.

  • http://www.baldypal.com Adam Jones

    It’s obvious that VZW is the bigger carrier, but i feel they are genuinely putting a disadvantage to their customers by releasing phones like this and the 32GB S4 months, and almost half a year if sept date is correct, after they have been available on other carriers.

    In a way, they are almost asking customers to jump ship to get newer hardware sooner. Dare i say they are mocking us saying “we can do this cause we know enough wont jump ship to even make us feel the dent in our revenues.”

  • Harold Goldner

    Technically, September 5th is still summer (the end of meteorological summer is 9/21).

    While I heavily lean towards the One (and my contract’s up in July), the Butterfly S is so much more appealing, and it’s quite possible that announcements of an impending release of the Butterfly S on Big Red could canibalize sales of the One. Look what the Incredible did to the Eris, and the Droid RAZR did to Rezound sales.

  • Christopher

    Verizon seriously sucks when it comes to providing new phones to customers along with their overpriced plans, contracts and horrible customer service. On the other hand they do have pretty reliable service but I chose to pay a $1000 in disconnect fees, sold my devices to pay it off and went back to T-Mobile. I couldn’t be happier. It just felt wrong supporting a company who doesn’t give a shit about its customers. But of course this is only my opinion.

    • Dana Bialashedwski

      I agree wholeheartedly. Verizon sucks donkey dicks.

  • Patrick

    Wow Verizon. If that Sept date does specify release time. By that time, almost a year since release, I’ll be able to pick up a cdma One online for around 300, if market trends hold, and light it up on my Ting account, saving several hundred in carrier fees over 24 months.

  • Hec

    I haven’t been as impatient as I am now. My galaxy s3 broke about 1 month ago and I’m trying to be patient but verizon is taking their sweet old time with this phone . I need a new phone because I’m do for an upgrade and if September is the release date for the htc one then I’m gonna have to abandon ship and go with another carrier. By the time September rolls around the Htc one will be obselete. Come on verizon I’ve been a loyal customer but enough is enough with the wait.

  • donger

    Haha, Verizon is behind on this.