HTC sure seems happy with the way its One turned out – and we don’t blame the company. We’ve already seen evidence showing it copying the One’s design for the upcoming One Mini, and it seems likely that the One Max will follow suit. We’ve also seen HTC willing to offer the One running various software packages, like it’s doing with the Google Edition of the smartphone. All of that adds up to putting us in a place where the following idea, though definitely a bit unusual, doesn’t sound completely impossible: that HTC could release a Windows Phone 8 handset that’s essentially another version of the One.
Now, this rumor claims that the design might not be identical, but it would sure be recognizable as a One-series model. That might mean a slightly larger or smaller display, but the same metal construction. It sounds like 1080p is still on the table (at least, if we’re looking at a screen in the 4.7 to 5-inch range), and this phone would arrive running the WP8 GDR3 software that enables such support.
If this turns out having any truth to it, do you think you might be interested in such a phone? Maybe HTC feels that the whole colorful, fun-looking WP8 hardware thing is becoming played-out, and wants to deliver a more elegant handset. In any case, we’re seriously curious to see if anything comes of this rumor over the next few months.