New HTC One promo posters, cases popping up in Verizon storesAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
As we continue to inch closer to the official debut of the new HTC One, the leaks that show off the upcoming device or give us new information about it just keep on flowing. Today we've got two more leaks to show you that indicate that Verizon is gearing up for the launch of HTC's new handset.
First up, the folks at Phandroid have shared an image that shows some alleged Verizon marketing materials for the new HTC One. The poster shows the backside of the new One, complete with a Verizon 4G LTE tattoo, as well as the front of a unit that's donning that unique light up flip case that leaked out earlier this month.
Interestingly, the poster refers to the new HTC One both by that name and its codename M8. This is likely due to the fact that Verizon will continue to offer the original HTC One, also known by the codename M7, after launching the new version. It's not often that we see a device go by its codename after launching to the public, but the decision could've been made in order to avoid making the first One sound outdated by referring to it as the "original" or "2013" model.
It appears that accessories for the new HTC One are beginning to trickle into Verizon stores as well. Droid-Life has posted a photo of a Verizon-branded case package for the new HTC One and has also suggested that the big red carrier could offer the aforementioned light up clip case in 7 different colors at a price of $49.99 each.
As for the new HTC One itself, the site's sources have heard that Verizon could launch the device either the same day as its announcement or the day after at a price of $199 with a 2-year commitment. While both the launch timing and price are unconfirmed right now, most flagship smartphones launch at a price of $199 with a contract, and it wouldn't be a shock to see HTC's new One arrive with a similar price tag.
UPDATE: Android Central just posted an image of some more new HTC One promo materials that are hitting Verizon stores. The photo shows a black box with a new One that's donning one of those light up flip covers that's telling us to "get ready to hit refresh" on March 25 at 1:00 p.m. ET. The source of the image also says that his store is getting a new HTC One demo unit as well. This latest leak seems to back up the rumors that Verizon will have the new HTC One available on launch day, just like U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse.