HTC launched its flagship smartphone, the HTC One, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event earlier this year. Out of the top four U.S. carriers, Verizon is yet to officially announce the handset, but now rumors hint that the Big Red will soon start selling the smartphone.
A tweet from known leaker LlabTooFeR claims that the HTC One will soon make its appearance on Verizon.
"Good news for Verizon users, your carrier gonna sale HTC One in near future," says @LlabTooFeR's tweet.
Previously, rumors indicated the Verizon HTC One could arrive on the carrier as Droid DNA 2 and the handset may possibly carry the specifications of the HTC Butterfly 2. But @LlabTooFeR also claims that the device will come to Verizon as the HTC One.
This would be good news for Verizon users, as customers can enjoy the same HTC One as other U.S. carriers including Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile and also use the available HTC One accessories and HTC One cases.
Verizon has an event scheduled for May 22 and various rumors suggest that the carrier will reveal the much-awaited Windows Phone 8 (WP8)-powered Nokia Lumia 928. However, we cannot rule out that the HTC One won't make an appearance at the event.
The latest HTC One features a 4.7-inch Super LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. A 1.7GHz quad core Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 processor powers the smartphones. The HTC One also touts a 2-UltraPixel (which is equivalent to 4-megapixel) rear-facing camera and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.
The HTC One also includes 2GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage without the option to expand the memory using a microSD card. However, the 64GB version of the handset is exclusive to AT&T.
The handset also includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G, high speed HSPA+, micro USB and a 2,300 mAh battery. The handset measures 5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches and weighs 5.04 ounces.
The HTC One is out on the other three major carriers in the U.S. and the Samsung Galaxy S4 has also started to arrive in the hands of millions of customers. If you are waiting to buy the HTC One, will you wait for Verizon to officially release the handset or will you opt for an alternate carrier?