New leak shows HTC One in black

It’s starting to look like HTC was smart to sign a cross-licensing deal to keep Apple off of their backs for ¬†hill, because, I’m just going to say it, the upcoming One/M7 looks an awful lot like the iPhone 5. Here she is in yet another leak showcasing the phone’s black color scheme (it should also be available in a silver/white look).

We get a small glimpse of HTC Sense 5.0, which looks nothing like the iPhone’s iOS, but not much else. Anybody curious to see what HTC did around the back of this device in terms of design?

The phone’s display shows a location of New York and a date of February 19th. The leaked render of the white variant was localized to London. Both cities will host a duel event that is all but confirmed to be the HTC One’s coming out party.

[via UnwiredView]

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TAGS: HTC One , HTC One M7

  • Sergio Vargas

    I’d say more so Z10

    • Nathan Bryant

      combination of them both most definitely because even people are saying or said the z10 looks like an iphone 5

      • AndroidiMac

        Apparently you all have forgotten that this style was pioneered by the Droid X. I thought I was on “”

    • DavidVarghese

      To be fair, HTC did a version of this design, on their Evo 4G LTE (matte black top bezel)

  • Scotsman of Loch Ness

    The speakers on the top and bottom of the phone will turn into a nice left and right speaker when watching streaming Video. Wish my Galaxy Note 2 had them. Samsung should take note and add this feature to the Galaxy S5.

    • HotInEER

      Samsung started this trend on their tablets, so it will only be a matter of time before they implement them on their phones.

    • Michael Lee

      My old Xperia Play had dual speakers. Music was a joy to listen to.

  • Matt Laney

    Love it. It looks like a quality piece of hardware.

    • camelsnot

      except it’s still plasticy and brittle as hell.

      • niuguy

        Brittle? Was it made from 1960s plastic technology?

      • Matt Laney

        Maybe. But I’m an adult and I know how to take care of my things.

      • Tim242

        I guess you missed their teaser saying it is 75% metal…

  • danix180

    What’s with the home button on the right? Seriously?!

    • Brian Koppe

      Better yet, what’s with the HTC logo in the middle and the missing multitask button?

      • Nathan Bryant

        They might have the home button act as a multitask button as well if you hold it. Maybe even gestures. It’s really not a big deal. It bothers me when people say, “it’s a fail” or I’m skipping this because the buttons are switched around. Yes, it can be an annoyance, but a really really minor one that you may even forget about.

      • Manbo

        Maybe the HTC logo does something.
        We’ll just have to wait :)

    • camelsnot

      hey at least the derp whiners won’t complain it is a VZW logo. true story.

    • jasbur

      This one little stupid detail might be enough for me to skip it.

  • Thomas Edwards

    Hideous software keys, they could’ve just made the home button the htc logo and actually given it a reason to be there.

    • camelsnot

      yeah damn skinning that you can’t change easily after you get the phone.

      • Del373

        Can’t change those, unless I’m mistaken the render above shows hardware buttons.

  • camelsnot

    One = Apple and Win8 love child.

  • Manbo

    The only good thing I see here are front facing speakers.
    That’s it.
    It’s looks like the love child of iPhone and BB Z10.

    • Chris Chavez

      People said the same thing about the EVO 4G, and a handful of other Android phones. Wait til you see it from the side and back. HTC is amazing when it comes to phone designs — they don’t bite, they innovate.

      • Manbo

        Doesn’t rhyme! So disappointing… Next time go with “They don’t wait, they innovate.”
        I personally love the designs HTC comes up with, except this one just looks too much like the Z10 and the iPhone 5 IMO. Not the worst looking, but should have made the bezel smaller/same color to lose the Z10 look.

        • Chris Chavez

          Hahaha.. Those are some pretty good lyrical skills. And yeah, I see the resemblance of the Z10, but it’s not like they saw the Z10 a few weeks ago and started making a phone to match. This stuff takes time.

          So far, I like the look. I just need to see the back :)

    • AndroidiMac

      I didn’t realize that so many companies copied the Droid X.

  • Yaniv C

    Is it me or does it seem like a lot of people are copying Windows Metro UI?

    • Unorthodox

      HTC just wants to pay fines, if not one way then another.

    • Melvin Delgado

      That isn’t a metro ui look alike, that’s just a bunch of widgets on one screen.

  • iron2000

    It looks like the back of iPhone5.
    The BB Z10 looks like the back of iPhone5 too.

    If the dev community backs it and if the hardware is open enough for many many builds of Cyanogenmod, then it will look attractive to me :P

  • Bunklung

    Attack of the big bezel and chin.

  • jackdubl

    Is that HTC logo a capacitive-touch button?

  • bigcix

    I can almost guarantee where it reads HTC on the bottom at&t will replace it with………….at&t.

    • domatau

      screw at&t!

      • bmg314

        I doubt at&t would put “screw at&t” on their phone. ;-P

    • kev2684

      i think you’re thinking of Verizon…

  • ngo93

    Am I the only one who thinks this phone is really ugly….?

    • CryptoNoel

      nope, I do too, but it seems we might be the only ones -,-

  • Butters619

    Please HTC, can you finally make the damn battery symbol cyan?

  • S.Rambo

    Nothing but hate i like it looks nice will take a look at when it comes out wife upgrade is March

  • John

    It does look like a rectangle. Everyone knows Apple invented those, so sure, it looks like an iPhone 5. Every smartphone looks like an iPhone in different colors, if it doesn’t have a keyboard.

  • Cody Ratliff

    I think its mostly ugly, especially the white- mostly because of the speaker grills. We will have to wait and see.

  • troyboy30

    what do you suggest they do to make it look different? all smart phones look the same, get over it

    • Chris Chavez

      I thought it looked rather nice. *shrugs* :T

  • Chris Chavez


    -Wesley Snipes in Passenger 57

    • Butters619

      Once you go black….wait what?

  • DavidVarghese

    It looks like another well-built device from HTC… a reason why I still like their devices

  • nick

    Chris, I totally agree with you on the looks of the phone. I think it looks pretty sweet. Everyone complains and cry about HTC. I think they make great phones all around. Sure, the battery could be better with most of them, but still great phones. Im wondering what the battery will be on this. And love the 32 and 64 options. It could be a good year for them if they market it

    • Chris Chavez

      I’m pretty stoked about this phone. All I want is speed, great display, and awesome camera. With those 3 things, I’m happy.

  • themuffinman75

    I am a huge fan of htc but I am not feeling this at all.

  • Ivan Padilla

    Goodbye Htc!!! You had good run. Hello Xperia Z XD

  • Rampage1

    I love HTC phones it looks awesome.

  • mungus8888

    My best friend s sister makes about $50 on the street corner. And she’s not bragging about out on Phandroid. Most likely it’s because she’s a dirty pig

  • Rickyrucki

    It is a a beauty. And no plastic. Trust me on this.

    • Steve

      it really looks awesome!

      [well, almost]edge-to-edge display (WHICH IS STILL POSSIBLE, because we see a simulated screen image + hardware design) will make it brilliant.

      And battery!!!
      2,500mAh would be enough to say HTC EVOLVES with its 4.7″ Full HD One!
      3,000mAh HTC One isn’t possible, because the earlier leaks suggested “very thin design”;)

      4.8″ SAMSUNG S3: 2,100mAh.
      4.7″ Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX: 3,000mAh.
      4″ iphone 5: 1,440mAh.

  • NardVa

    Nice phone. HTC usually makes phones that feel good in the hand. This phone and the Optimus Pro G with a 5.5 inch screen are the only phones I’m looking for.

  • derrick mcgalliard

    am i the only one who hates APPLE software but Love the design of the iphone 5. A 4.7 inch screen thats probably going to have the best screen this year, on a Apple design that run android with dual speakers powered by Dre Beats, ok battery, htc sense, at least 32 gb, with 2 gb of Ram, quad core s4 pro. Can i say in my opinion the best phone of the year, aye who dont agree can kiss ma A$$

  • Caleb Loop

    What if this is some kind of crazy Half iPhone half android monster, and this IS the back of the Apple/HTC iPhone One 5s.

  • soni manutd

    great screen size (more than 4.7 is a stretcher for me), hopefully comes with a biiiiggg battery

  • Sean

    Looks pretty basic from this angle. Have to see the sides and back. I’ll admit HTC makes some good looking phones (also some bad ones) that are nice to hold. But actually using them is the challenge. They can’t seem to make reliable software. Sense is always buggy and laggy. And their notification icons are beginning to seriously be a joke. STILL with the green battery, even after all the sense updates???

  • david brand

    I disagree completely, it looks nothing, absolutely nothing like the horrid iPhone 5. Why say it looks like it? because its a rectangle ? or is it because its black ? It makes the iphone 5 look like an old 2005 flip phone.

  • iandroidaddicts

    To me this looks like an iPhone 5 knockoff with the metal bezel.

  • Alu Zeros

    looks like an iphone 5, with a windows gui, but an android. weird.

  • bobbysony

    love how they put the speakers on the top and the bottom. I bet this will increase the audio experience

  • Robabobbob

    Those speakers look great. The speaker on the Nexus is my only bugbear, if you leave it screen up a soft surface like the couch then the speaker is almost completely muted. I guess this phone would have the same problem face down but then face down you probably want it muted.

  • SpackJarrow

    Really cant wait for the announcement on this tomorrow, will be nice to get the concrete facts about this. Really looking forward to seeing if HTC have actually put a decent battery in this thing.

  • Daniel Tiberius

    I see it’s not exactly a unique design but I still like how it looks.

  • JustinLamarGlass

    Anyone noticed that the UI on this looks the same as the UI as the “leaked” samsung smart watch?