A leaked HTC OTA document has been discovered with embedded information that makes reference to an unannounced smartphone from the company called the HTC DLXPLUS and makes mention that the device could be headed to Verizon due to its radios supporting a CDMA/LTE network, which are the networks supported by Verizon. The smartphone could possibly be an HTC One variant or the Droid DNA 2 for Verizon.
Verizon is the only major carrier in the U.S. to not offer its customers HTC's new flagship smartphone, the HTC One. When HTC announced its carrier partners for the HTC One in the U.S., Verizon was noticeably absent. Verizon customers have been wondering why the carrier is not offering the HTC One, and now we might have the answer in the HTC DLXPLUS.
It appears that Verizon might have initially passed on The HTC One, but now that it is turning out to be one of the best smartphones of 2013 it would make sense that Verizon would want to offer the smartphone its customers. Another possibility is the DLXPLUS could be the DROID DNA 2. Verizon had the exclusive on the HTC DROID DNA when it began offering the smartphone in November. It just seems a little too early to come out with a DROID DNA 2, but the HTC DLXPLUS name carries some clues that this smartphone may very well end up being the DROID DNA 2.
The DROID DNA was based on the HTC Butterfly, a smartphone HTC only released in Japan. When the HTC Butterfly got leaked, it went by the codename HTC DLX. HTC has been known to use the "plus" moniker in some of its most popular smartphones. AT&T, for instance, sold the HTC One X in 2012 and followed it with an updated version called the HTC One X+.
The leaked document was discovered by HTC Soku and does not list any other information about the HTC DLXPLUS. We'll be sure to keep an eye on this for all you Verizon customers out there.