The brand new flagship HTC One could very well be the best Android smartphone on the planet. Even though Samsung might have something to say about that. While the device has launched across the globe on as many carriers as possible, the big boys at Verizon Wireless passed on it. We’ve heard conflicting reports on whether they’ll carry it or not, but recently more details have leaked worth pointing out.
Initial reports suggested the One would hit Verizon a month or two after all other US carriers, then conflicting reports claim Verizon will indeed pass on the handset. However, we’ve seen various tips and leaks leading to either an HTC One for Verizon, an HTC DROID DNA+, or even both. The latest set of code has many thinking Verizon might release both this summer.
The original HTC DROID DNA (and Butterfly) was codenamed the “DLX” by HTC, and lately we’ve been seeing a Verizon bound DLXPLUS leak here and there. Now here’s where more reports get blurry. Some believe this will be a follow-up to the 5-inch DROID DNA, but others are suggesting this will be Verizon’s HTC One with a 4.7-inch 1080p display and more.
The HTC fan blog HTCSoku recently revealed some leaked code showing not only the DLXPLUS, but two additional HTC Butterfly international devices. So this is why many believe these leaks are related to a Verizon-bound HTC One. Two international Butterfly models, and a One/DNA+ for Verizon.
For a reminder about how impressive the HTC DROID DNA was, have a peek at our full review. We could see a new DROID DNA+ successor in the coming months, but hopefully Verizon will straighten up and release the HTC One too. We’ll have to wait and see. What do you guys think?