All the way back in April, we checked out a leaked render of the HTC One M8 in red, sporting some Verizon branding. Considering how we saw a red One M7 last year, and red was even among rumored M8 launch colors, the find wasn’t too surprising. And indeed, following additional leaks of the red One M8 in May, we finally saw the manufacturer formally confirm the new option, with sales of the phone beginning in Taiwan. What we didn’t get, though, was much of a sense for HTC’s global plans for the model; would the red One M8 eventually be everywhere its existing color options were sold? We’re certainly seeing progress in that direction, and today Verizon reveals its intent to start selling the red One M8 later this week.
Starting Thursday, June 5, Verizon will carry both the red One M8 and the phone’s amber gold option. While that latter color has been around since the handset’s launch, it’s been far less available than the gray and silver variants, so it’s always nice to see another carrier picking it up.
Verizon’s two new One M8 color options will be priced at nearly $200 on-contract, just like the existing M8 colors, but Verizon’s knocking $100 off that as part of its current promotions. So far we haven’t heard of any other US carriers that will be offering the red One M8.