New HTC One smartphone leaked in video, new features revealed

HTC will likely announce the all new HTC One (which seems to be the handset’s official name) later this month, but it appears that you can get a pretty good look at it right now. A 12-minute video has surfaced that shows a hands-on look at the new device, and it seems pretty authentic to me. Check it out in the clip below.


As you can see, the new HTC One looks virtually identical to the previous model size-wise, but there are a few notable changes we can see here. First off, the phone is running Android(s goog) 4.4 KitKat along with HTC’s new Sense 6.0 UI. And the control buttons have been moved onscreen, rather than on the bezel like in the original model. There’s also a dual-sensor, dual-flash camera on the back of the phone, which the video reviewer calls “spectacular.” What I’m most excited about, though, is that the phone seen here has a microSD card slot, which is something that was sorely missing on the first model.

Of course, there’s always the possibility that the device shown here is fake. But I’m getting the sense that it’s the real deal, since HTC’s senior global online communications manager took to Twitter to tell the video’s creator, “We have the IMEI and all other info. We’ll be in touch.”

The original clip has been removed, but you can still see the phone in all its glory in the mirror  above.

HTC is holding an event on March 25 where it is expected to officially announce the new HTC One.