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HTC One (2014) in Gold Makes First Press Render Appearance

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Last night, @evleaks told the world to expect HTC’s 2014 flagship to be called a familiar nameOne. Well, for marketing purposes, the “All New One,” because you know, it is the new version after all. So that we don’t have to type out “All New One” each time we refer to it, we will simply be calling it the HTC One (2014). But why call the phone the same thing two years in a row? Because it looks identical to its predecessor, that’s why. 

Thanks to another leak from Evan, we now have a press image of the front, back, and side of the device that still isn’t set to be officially unveiled until March 25. While Samsung has kept the Galaxy S5 under wraps with less than a week to go, HTC’s phone started leaking weeks and weeks ago.

So what are we looking at? An HTC One, that’s for sure. The top and bottom corners look more rounded to me, but there still seems to be all sorts of bezel around the display. HTC may have trimmed the side bezel up a bit, but you still have a massive and unnecessary black bar at the bottom of the device to show off an “HTC” logo. Then you’ll be stuck with mega chin and top portions because of BoomSound speakers, though you could argue that those additions are well worth the extra real estate.

The phone looks slightly slimmer, has dual LEDs and dual cameras on the back, on-screen buttons, and that’s it.

Maybe HTC has tricks in store? Thoughts?

Via:  @evleaks
  • terrorist96

    Why can’t they make the speakers similar to the Butterfly S so it takes up less space?

    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2013/06/butterflys.jpg

  • Steve Andrew

    My iPhone4 looong 3 yr contract is up in March, and I really want a larger screen and would like to try something different….
    This new HTC looks awesome…..want it

  • JoshHenry

    I like everything about it, besides the bar with the HTC logo. Should have used that space for a larger screen. Im curious how they are going to sell the need for dual rear cameras. #ILoveGold

  • Chuggowitz

    Worst part is, is that I will probably buy it regardless of the size. *sigh* The only other option for a DECENT build quality android phone is the Z1 (or Z2, if that comes soon)

  • Tyler Casilio

    No! No God! No God No! Please! No!

    • Tyler Casilio

      In all reality though, I still want to see how it looks in Silver and what Sense 6.0 has to offer. I wanted the htc One 2014 as of a few hours ago, after seeing this I don’t even want to think about it. There may be hope that what happens when in use will be good enough to overlook the wasted bezel space and it’s roundness. Still hopeful and looking forward to the many more leaks and the 25th

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    for poops and giggles they should have just named this device “The Last One”

  • Hothfox

    All of the nope is in that render.

  • Cruz R.

    I was looking forward to the unveiling of the new One. But this just makes me not want that day to come soon. The leaked photo that was suppose to be the new One. Looks way better than this new press leak. Amazing how we all feel the same on what the device should have looked like instead. There is still hope for mankind…

  • calculatorwatch

    It’s official, with the amount of attention that black bar is getting, this is definitely BEZELGATE 2014!

  • Shadowstare

    For the love of goodness, HTC, PLEASE MAKE THAT BIG HTC BAR USEFUL. Fingerprint reader, programmable button or buttons plural, sleep to awake button, on/off button, CAMERA SHUTTER BUTTON, anything. If its only decoration, then your doing it wrong.

  • RoadsterHD1

    Shot and a MISS.

  • Detonation

    On screen buttons and the bezel space for capacitive buttons…the worst of both worlds!

  • Ted Ockels

    Um, did no one notice the headset jack on the bottom? Awesome!

    • jeradc

      why do you like the jacks at the bottom?

      • Ted Ockels

        Never had one before, but it seems more logical.

        • hldc1

          It does make more sense to have the audio out jack on the bottom of a device. If you’re listening to music and you have your device in your pocket, you don’t have to turn your phone around (180 degrees) when you remove it from your pocket if you need to view the screen.

      • calculatorwatch

        They’re great, one of the things the Galaxy Nexus did get right.

    • Tim242

      The bezel takes all of the attention.

  • jeradc

    Can someone explain to me why there are dual camera’s on the rear?

    • James Monday

      The speculation is that the dual camera set up is designed to tackle the problem of shooting in low light. One camera is specialized to handle low light images, while the other handles regular light. The details haven’t been confirmed yet, however, as far as I know.

    • James Monday

      Could also be 3D (hopefully not) or some sort of special HDR mode.

  • George264

    The original One was gorgeous. What is this crap? This looks like a KIRF. Especially with the flashy gold. Rose Gold or Apple Gold would suit it better. This looks like a 10$ plastic “gold” watch.

  • jnt

    I think this will look good in non-gold… though from the other leak yesterday, the metal looks a bit shinier – can’t decide if I like it better or not, but I think it’ll look nice. I also wouldn’t mind if the body was a tad bit smaller, as long as the screen isn’t…

  • The Narrator

    Cmon LG, time to kill the competition again this year!

    • Tim242

      *Samsung. There, fixed that for ya.

      • The Narrator

        Sales =/ Leader

        • Tim242

          Buttons on the back =/ Leader

  • Disqus_n00b

    Apple tried this with the “new iPad” but everyone called it the 3rd gen.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    Get rid of the black bar and they would have had a winner

  • flosserelli

    The “old’ One has a black bar with integrated nav buttons.
    The “new” One has the same black bar, but the nav buttons are pushed up onto the screen, which pushes up the dock icons, which effectively reduces the display area. /smh

    • Fresh360

      No point of On Screen keys if u still have a space where capacitive buttons can fit…I think I want HTC to win more than they do SMH!

  • JBartcaps

    This “gold” phase has got to stop

    • BigTimmay
    • reyalP

      Can you imagine how good this would look next to your face if you have a gold grill! Playa got to accessorize their bling.

    • JoshHenry

      #ILoveGold!

  • Bionicman

    I like it. it’ll be interesting to see what the dual cameras are for. its not a huge departure from the original design and thats not bad. i believe the rounded corners will make it easier to use with one hand.

  • BK

    I for one am glad to have the big black bar and HTC logo on the front. So many times during the day I look at my phone and think, “What company made this again?” Now I will always know.

    • Bionicman

      just wait till you see a Verizon logo right below the HTC logo. then it’ll be the new hotness /s

      • reyalP

        The nice thing about Verizon is they usually do front and back logos, that way not matter which way your phone is facing, you never forget which carrier you are on.

        • michael arazan

          Next verizon will put a magnetic strip reader on the side of the phone and you’ll have to swipe your card and be charged a dollar to unlock your phone and use it.

    • The Narrator

      They must have been on LSD when they gathered to ask if that was a good idea.

  • cjohn4043

    That bezel on the bottom of the HTC logo is going to drive me crazy…

  • possomcrast1

    Why didn’t they move the power button?! Why didn’t they shrink the bezels? I’ve put up with my One for long enough because the pros outweighed the cons, but I was really hoping they’d fix the cons in the next iteration. I don’t think I can get behind this…

    • JMonkeYJ

      I agree. I love my One. But I don’t think I’m on board with the Two :-(

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    A month feels so far away. I still want it!

  • droidify

    What is it with gold?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      We know where the Gold comes from.

      • droidify

        I know. It so ridiculous. I just hope Samsung doesn’t put a finger print scanner in their home button.

  • http://BGR.COM/ riggs

    the New HTC ONE

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    i love it. Yeah wasted space, big black bars, but i love it. i am feelin this.

  • Brian Ward

    So they pulled a ‘new iPad’ nomenclature (which I think was horrible), and they also are now emphasizing a gold offering. I just sighed and shook my head. Back to Sony, LG, and Samsung…

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Looks like they did away with the plastic inserts around the device. I remember I was pretty paranoid about getting my white part on my silver One dirty. Guess it’s all metal all around now, which is nice.

    But that Dock sure looks pretty high on the screen lol. They essentially take up more screen real estate that you can’t get back for no good reason.

  • MichaelFranz

    If this is right, im not a fan of the boom sound speaker holes not being symetrical. I doubt you will really be able to hear any kind of difference in speaker sound quality, it was just nice to look at. I am just very curious about the dual camera. I want to see what they have in store for that.

  • me

    So thinking about grabbing a moto x thru motomaker’s .01 sale… however, if u get the custom back, does it still protect the phone from dropping it? Otherwise if I end up needing to buy a case, what’s the point of customizing the back??? Appreciate any thoughts…

    • rawr

      There are cases with clear backs. Spigen makes them for iPhones, I believe motomaker offers one when you motomake your phone.

      • me

        Cool deal – thk u!!!

  • paul_cus

    Original One looks better to me.

  • Paul

    “HTC One (2014)” is actually more to type than “All New One”

    • zwade

      Not if you put “HTC” in front of “All New One.”

      • Paul

        So that we don’t have to type out “All New One” each time we refer to it, we will simply be calling it the HTC One (2014).

        But shh… you’re ruining my insightfullness.

        • zwade

          Ah, missed that. Nice catch!

  • rawr

    They should add a black bar on the sides and top too so VZW can have 4 logos on the front. I mean Kellex did say “you could argue a random black bar that has no purpose other than holding logos (sic) is well worth the extra real estate”

    • calculatorwatch

      I think he was only referring to the space that the boomsound speakers take up being worth it. That black bar is totally unjustified no matter how you spin it.

    • Tim242

      They have black bars on the sides and top. They have always wrapped their display in a black border.

  • Tony Byatt
  • samosa legend

    I prefer the original HTC One. The edges on the original One were perfect but the edges on this one are too damn round.