New HTC One tries on some third-party cases; are we SURE it hasn’t launched yet?
A couple weeks back, some big, beautiful, crisp, high-res images of the all new 2014 HTC One showing up with some aftermarket cases would have been a big, big deal. And don’t get us wrong, as it’s still the sort of thing that’s extremely up our alley, but after absurdly detailed hands-on videos, and leak after leak after leak of still images of the handset, not to mention its packaging and specs, well… the cat’s not just out of the bag, but halfway down the block by now. Nevertheless, until HTC finally punches the launch button on this guy we’re going to continue to be captivated by these ongoing sightings, and today we check out the phone in the Spigen cases above.
With the all new One leaking to the extent that it has, there’s nothing very controversial about these pics, but it’s worth pointing out that Spigen doesn’t have a perfect perfect record when it comes to case designs for unannounced handsets. Right before the Galaxy S5 went official, for instance, we saw a Spigen case that suggested the combo flash/pulse sensor was just one big flash – to its credit, Spigen appeared to get the dimensions right, but the render it produced to show off the design was incorrect.
And we know: it’s sacrilege to cover up the new One’s lovely metal body with something so crass as a case, but these don’t look too bad. Spigen says they’ll be available in mid-April, which may just offer some insight into the retail availability for the phone itself.