In case the red HTC One is not your thing and you don’t like the silver or black color options either, it seems you will be able to choose for a new body livery in the near future. The pictures posted by the guys at Phandroid are indicating that the Taiwanese phone maker has a blue HTC One in the works.
The first rumors about a blue HTC One surfaced on the web in May, but until now we only got to look at renderings or mock-ups. Well, today we get to see the first hands-on photos of the blue HTC One, one of them captured in one of the factories where the terminal is produced, and the other one caught in the subway, most likely in the hands of an HTC employee.
The blue HTC One will have the same technical specifications as the red, silver, and black models, therefore it will pack a 4.7-inch Super LCD3 display with full HD resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection, while being underpinned by a Snapdragon 600 chipset with quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 CPU and Adreno 320 GPU.
The smartphone announced by the Taiwanse company in February 2013 also comes with 2 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal storage, while sporting all the connectivity features worthy of a high-end smartphone circa 2013: all standards of WiFi, 4G LTE support, NFC module, IR blaster, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 2.0.
The HTC flagship comes pre-loaded with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and it’s upgradeable to Android 4.2.2, of course with Sense 5 interface on top of it and the company’s proprietary Blink Feed, Zoe, and Zoe Share features.
HTC One boasts about a 4 megapixel primary camera with UltraPixel technology that involves 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash, and support for 1080p@30fps video capture.
I’m still trying to figure out which was the company that kicked-off the fancy body color trend, influencing big players of the smartphone market like Apple (if the leaked photos of the iPhone 5C are real) or Motorola (Moto X). I am tempted to believe that it’s Nokia’s fault, which made its yellow Lumias look cool. Let’s face it three’s no such thing as cool yellow things.