Red HTC One M8 shows up in new render

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This year’s debut of the HTC One M8 was slightly more colorful than last year’s M7 unveiling, with a choice between gray, silver, and gold hues. Sure, we eventually saw the One M7 turn up in red and blue, but there were only the silver and gray options out of the gate. So while the M8 is already ahead of the curve (at least, compared to this time in the M7’s life), could it soon deliver even more color options? A rumor from earlier this month claimed that Verizon would be getting a special edition of the One M8 in red, and tonight we get what might be our first look at the handset.

There she is up top, and at first glance, appears pretty much how we’d expect the handset to. But as we stare at this phone for a moment (as is our nature as smartphone freaks), some little things seem slightly off.

For instance, on all the official One M8 renders, the LEDs in the dual-tone flash appear round, not square, and the Fresnel lens in front of them is much more pronounced. And while there’s the barest hint of the rear mic hole when we blow up this image, it’s not quite in the right spot, showing up too far to the left. Finally, the plastic bands striping across the phone’s back are ever-so-slightly curved in this render (adding to the illusion of depth), while on the official shots for the other colors, they’re perfectly straight. All that adds up to making us wonder if this might just be a fan render.

Still, if this is even close to how the model actually looks, we’d be pretty pleased. Anyone else digging this red look for the phone?

Source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!