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Supposed Press Render of the New HTC One Leaks – What the Hell is This?


The man behind the @evleaks Twitter account has made a name for finding good information and leaks before they become official. After last week’s information that the HTC M7 would come to market simply named the HTC One, he follows up today with a purported press render of the device, which looks similar to a render we have seen before

The two renders look almost identical, but when we first saw the previous image it didn’t look like something that HTC would have up their sleeve. This latest mockup features HTC’s Sense included and comes somewhat closer to what HTC would have it end up looking like. Many readers were unimpressed with the design, saying it looked a lot like the iPhone 5, but now we see this same design popping up again. Could this be what the HTC One will actually look like?

A couple of things have us slightly worried. First, we called the previous render the “iPhone 5” because of its top and bottom panels. Yes, the new render above still looks exactly like the backside of an iPhone 5, only with a display along for the ride. Second, what’s with the button arrangements? There is a back, home (on the far right, which is odd) and random “HTC” button in the middle? Is that a new multi-tasking button? And did HTC really have to put February 19 in the date of the clock, just because that’s the date we expect to see this phone unveiled?

Also, this looks nothing like the actual hardware of a device said to be the M7 (HTC One) that was pictured a few weeks back.

We only have to wait another week until we expect HTC will formally announce this device, is anyone interested in this design if we see it on Verizon? Are you as confused as we are?

HTC M7 render

Via:  @evleaks

  • quit hating DL. this looks bad ass

  • Pat Kerby

    I like that it has 2 speakers one on top and one at bottom! I hope that HTC finally drops the Carrier brand, and just let anyone who had a SIM card put there SIM card in and it works with All carriers!!!!

  • Dominick_7

    While the speakers on the front is a nice idea, maybe I’m the only one but I think this thing, compared to even say the DNA or One X, is hideous.

  • Bionic

    What is it? Ugly

  • StoneColdCarl

    Doesn’t the backside of the iPhone 5 look like the front of the Droid X2?

  • Zach Jacobs

    I think it’s beautiful, but what do I know?

    • Zach Jacobs

      *exception being them capacitive keys. C’mon HTC this isn’t 2010.

      • Zach Jacobs

        *second exception being Sense for Windows for Android. Where is my Holo?

  • Rene Quezada

    it looks like nothing like the iphone 5, are you people idiots? Did you forget the Evo LTE came out before the unibody iphone 5! ???

  • NorCalGuy

    So this phone will not have a volume rocker? The old render had the rocker but this new one does not. Also the top one barely looks like it has a power button on top. This is looking a little too fake.

  • Austin

    It dose look cool

  • Kevin McDole

    What the hell is this you ask? I’ve told you before but I’ll tell you again. This is the HTC M7, aka the HTC One. The other render we have seen along with leaked hardware, is the M4. Now that I’m on record, you can laugh at me when I’m proven wrong.

    • LionStone

      I’m with you on that…HTC One M7, just like the HTC One X, etc….makes sense to me.

    • Zach Jacobs

      i hope so. the m4 render looks dull while this one looks innovative and stylish.

  • dannydarko

    I have always liked HTC’s designs but, this looks ugly, like a KIRF phone replica.

  • nightscout13

    I like the speakers on the front

    • LionStone

      Looks like another HTC first…and look at the size of that ffc…huuge, like on the DNA!

      • Zach Jacobs

        Probably another wide angle ffc.

  • Diablo81588

    Or, maybe its not a HTC button at all. Could be just a logo?

  • I have a defender of the Verizon version

    • Steve Benson

      One word: Gorgeous.

    • Mack

      The crazy thing is I could totally see Verizon doing this, or at the very least seriously throw the idea around if they were going to get this phone.

    • Dominick_7

      Kind of sad.. I was hoping that the Verizon home button would have taken up at least half the screen:(

    • The verizon logo is far too small. And too attractive.

    • yungqb7

      Mike Hilal is right, its not obnoxious enough

  • Guest

    I have a render of the Verizon version just for you guys

  • Rodeojones000

    Let’s give HTC credit where credit is due. At least they’re consistent with their ability to release the ugliest looking, crappiest Android phones on the market.

    • Butters619

      The One X is beautiful and a wonderful phone. It could use a bigger battery and more storage but that doesn’t change the fact is it a good phone.

      • Rodeojones000

        I actually forgot about that phone. Yes, it is indeed a nice device. Perhaps it’s the exception that proves the rule?

        • Butters619

          Lol. Sort of funny/ironic that you forgot about it. That’s sort of the problem with HTC. Way too many phones that they are unable to build a brand identity around any of them.

    • Ibrick

      Cause the DNA is the ugliest, crappiest Android device?

      Its still the only 1080p device available on the major US carriers and packs the most powerful processor available right now. Looks I suppose are subjective, but its a damn sexy phone IMO.

      I do agree this render doesn’t do much for me, but people also said the same thing about the N4. Give it a chance before you call out an entire manufacturer’s line of phones..

  • Tyler Casilio

    Eric, I think this new render is a fake. I’m pretty experienced in PhotoShop and that 9 in the 19 in the date not only does not line up with everything else, but the 19 color is slightly off. This could have been done by HTC, but maybe not.

    Also, if you look at the screen part, you see that light square around the screen? It really shouldn’t be there.
    Finally if you look at the right part of the phone, you can see the black part of it along the edge has a rounded look to it, along with the rest of the phone. But when you look at the right side that roundness color difference isn’t there. It’s all square, telling me that this was basically pasted onto the render you have at the bottom of the page or something similar.
    Let me know what you think, I could be wrong but I dunno about this one

  • An iPhone design with a WP8 homescreen….but the logo says HTC? I’m so confused :/

  • Booyah

    If this is real, this is precisely why HTC stock is falling.

  • Alan Burnstine


  • Butters619

    Well that makes my 2013 phone decision easier. Moto or Samsung go.

  • normmcgarry

    Awesome. No volume buttons. Definitely real.

    • BulletTooth_Tony

      No volume rocker…. Except for the one in the back side photo on the right side where the background color is gray so it contrasts its existence?

      • Butters619

        Pretty sure he was talking about the “real photo” not the one done in paint. Also, that is still the front side of the phone.

  • trwb

    This is fake.

  • JetBlue

    No room for a Verizon logo unless they replace the HTC.

    • BulletTooth_Tony

      So in other words, they won’t be carrying it. Instead, a modified version will come out 6 months later fully branded, front and back.

      • Or change the name to the “Verizon-Droid HTC M7 Verizon Exclusive”. lol

    • Jonathan Bunch

      No they will just burn an image of the logo right in the middle of the screen

    • Tyler Casilio

      Big one on the Back

  • j

    Its a Z10!

  • I don’t know… I think the speaker grill on the front is a great idea, even is it looks a bit like the back of the iPhone 5….

    • Butters619

      Speaker grill on the front I like. HTC button not so much.

      • I’m not a fan of physical buttons , there is a reason behind the on screen ones

        • Danrarbc

          Not to mention those look so tiny as to be useless.

        • Curtis

          The DNA came out several months ago with a back button, Home button, and recent apps button, in that order… Why would they even think about releasing a phone with the buttons in a different order?

        • KOBALT

          What? Because I can’t see any reason other than taking up screen space.

    • fanboy1974

      +1000 for the speaker grill on front. Other than saving space on the front it makes no since to have a speaking blasting from the rear. Better yet have a speaker on the front and back and have the phone switch if holding it or face down.

      • duke69111

        I catch myself a lot of times holding my hand on the back of the speakers to make the sound come forward instead of out into nothing.

        • PhonesOwnUs

          Yes! I’m NOT crazy! Thanks.

          Gotta say, the bezels would look better in black… those speaker holes scream louder with their looks than their sound. I know, it’s probably for photo opp purposes, but c’mon….

  • wasn’t that the same pic that was supposed to be the GS4 not too long ago? someones recycling pics 🙂

    • Tommy Thompson


    • La2da

      They look maybe slightly similar, but it’s a different render.

  • Its an awesome Idea, put the speaker(s) on the front of the device so people can hear what they are watching. But way to make it hideously ugly HTC

  • jnt

    we won’t see it on Verizon

    • zoltar the magnificent

      If it is released on Verizon, you can probably expect to see the HTC button replaced with a nice big Verizon logo instead.

      • LionStone

        HTC phones on VZW have usually been: (1) Verizon logo up top out of the way and (1) subtle and smallish hTc logo on the back. As far as carrier logos…HTC is the most subtle and not so in your face like some others.

  • Kwego

    Not too confused. I bet that this is pretty much how the phone looks – HTC wouldn’t give us a boring DNA/8X rehash. They made some fake M7 designs, just like Sammy did with the S III.

  • Daveydog

    Whatever they release, it needs to be the same on all 4 carriers. I actually like this render… It would come down to battery and storage…

  • possomcrast1

    Definitely looks like the Blackberry Z10.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    LOVED this design the first time around. . . now love it even more since it looks more refined. BUT HTC needs to figure out that button arrangement. . . I hope I’m wrong ….but I’m assuming the home button will have to be long pressed for multitasking….smh… I still want it though.

    • With this, where should Google Now be now?

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        I’m assuming like touchwiz? . . . long press home button for multitasking…then theres the google now button there.

  • NotTheTodd

    Oh god no. Eff this phone

  • Dr_Buttballs


  • HTC have always put the announcement date on the press render (or at least they did with the HTC Desire + HTC Legend)

    • Any joe schmoe could have known that and added to their own render.

      • Oh I’m not questioning that, I’m just saying, “did HTC really have to put February 19 in the date of the clock”, thats going to be there regardless of whether its official or not.

  • MichaelFranz

    i’ll take FALSE for $200 Eric…the Answer. This purposed leaked screen shot was thought to be the HTC One but isn’t….

    • Gerret Walczak

      Jeopardy responses are always in the form of a question. A la “What is the purported leaks screen shot thought to be the HTC one but isn’t?”

      Enjoy your -$200 start!

      • MichaelFranz

        Yea your right, but i just didnt word it right…the answer would be Eric speaking to us and everyone else could answer….sorry its Monday, Grammar and response clarity is still in the shitter

        • michael arazan

          Don’t worry, Your answer would have been perfectly acceptable over at cashcab