HTC is launching their One flagship everywhere…except Verizon. It’s a curious move for the frequent Big Red collaborator, which has led many to speculate that the carrier could still receive a handset with many of the same specs and features, albeit under a different, potentially Droid-ified, name. A handset appearing in filings at the Bluetooth SIG might just fit the bill.
With model number HTC6445LVW, there is a good chance we could be looking at a phone previously rumored as the HTC DLXPLUS. The association makes sense considering the model number of the HTC Droid DNA (once codenamed HTC DLX), which was HTC6435LVW. The DLXPLUS speculatively features a hardware compliment that suggests it indeed is a variant of the HTC One: a 4.7-inch 1080p display, 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600, and 13MP camera, to name a few elements.
So, Verizon could ultimately land some version of the One, even if it never goes by such a name. Chances are we will also have to deal with a more Droid-like design, as well. If this is the case, it’s interesting that HTC would eschew their “all-in” approach for a single carrier, but it isn’t unprecedented or surprising.
Expect things with this one to develop rapidly. HTC and Verizon have launched a high profile handset every spring since the original Droid Incredible. Could we be looking at the next?