The HTC One is rumored to be coming to Verizon in blue and just ahead of the rumored Verizon HTC One release date, we’re getting our first look at how the HTC One looks in that color.
In early June, HTC and Verizon announced that they would be delivering an HTC One to consumers sometime this summer. It’s now August and the Verizon HTC One release has yet to take place. Fortunately, rumors suggest that the device could be arriving on August 15th, just ahead of the Moto X’ s rumored release date.
Verizon is also rumored to be launching its HTC One in blue and ahead of its launch, the blue HTC One has finally made an appearance in the form of a press image from @evleaks.
This is the first time we’re seeing the official blue HTC One in the flesh and it looks exactly how one might imagine a blue HTC One looking. The design remains intact, it just has a blue hue instead of silver and black, the two original HTC One colors that emerged with the phone all the way back in April of this year.
The blue color is not rumored for any other carriers at this point which could signal an exclusive for Verizon. However, given that we don’t see Verizon branding here, it’s likely that we’ll see this blue HTC One land on some other carriers not called Verizon. If it even comes to Verizon at all.
Verizon’s HTC One is expected to arrive in August with the same 4.7-inch display, Ultrapixel camera, Sense 5 and metal design as the other models on AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint.
It is, however, expected to run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint owners are still waiting for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to arrive though it’s possible that they will get their updates out soon ahead of the Verizon launch.
The Verizon HTC One release will come shortly before a trio of big name launches including Apple’s iPhone 5S, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 and HTC’s One Max which is expected to be heading to Verizon with a metal design and 5.9-inch 1080p display.