Image of HTC One Windows Phone found on Verizon servers

HTC sent out press invites for an event later this month in New York, and all indications are that the company will launch its long-awaited Windows Phone version of the One M8 there. But ahead of that event, scheduled for August 19, an image has already been found of the device on the servers of US carrier Verizon. 

Verizon has been rumoured to be the exclusive carrier for the handset in the United States, and the fact that the image - first spotted by PCMag - was found on its servers appears to support its authenticity. For now, the image (below, right) remains available to view via a Verizon URL, but there's a good chance that the pic will be pulled now that the cat's out of the bag. 


HTC One M8 (left) and the new Windows Phone version (right), in a render found on Verizon's servers

The device appears little-changed from the Android version (above, left) that went on sale earlier this year. As WPCentral notes, though, the bottom speaker grill on the Windows Phone device appears considerably lower - this may indicate a hardware change over the Android version, or it may simply be an error with the render. 

The Windows Phone version is expected to closely mirror its Android counterpart, so specs should be broadly in line with that device. The One M8 features a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with 2GB of RAM and a 2600mAh battery, along with a 5-inch display with Full HD (1920x1080px) resolution. 

The Windows Phone variant recently passed through the GSM certification process in Europe, hinting at a possible international launch.

Source: PCMag | HTC Windows Phone image: Verizon; One M8 image via HTC

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It's a good thing HTC copied the iconic Windows Phone look with their latest Android offering. This way the hardware they designed to go with it fits WP perfectly as well. Im really liking WP on this device.

so alot of people were starting to say all WP's looked like Nokia's as a reason not to buy one. Now is your chance to back it up. I will consider once I can get an unlocked version of this.

LightEco said,
If its the same hardware, I would love a dual-boot WP8/Android solution on here.

I highly doubt that could be officially supported but as an HTC One M7 owner looking to upgrade to the M8 I would totally buy the W8 if I could run Android when needed and use WP as my everyday OS or the other way around since I've been away from WP for a year.

The one on the right looks a bit plasticky (no i'm not talking about the edge). And i'm willing to bet my phone it will be based on the One mini 2 (spec wise) because WP really has no use for the 801 CPU power.

I am glad they went with default M8 look, the phone looks fantastic, something different than Lumias and totally different from 8x/8x. (Y)

Weird how the bottom speaker's grill moved down to the edge of the phone on the Windows version. Looks sort of "out of synch" with the top speaker grill.

And is it just me or did the htc logo get bigger?

Glad they are keeping the same look of their phones. I really like the look and the front facing speakers are a plus. Will seriously look at an HTC phone next time I am looking for an upgrade. Their look is far better than Samsungs.

The HTC One M7 and M8 are wonderful phones in terms of design, and fit/finish. The M8 is a tad too big for me (too tall) - I wish HTC found other ways to shrink the bezels, and make the phone shorter. That, and they need to up their cameras - the ultrapixel camera is great, but I find myself wanting more details (when you enlarge the pic). Either way, they are often overlooked compared to the Galaxy series, but imo the HTC M8 is superior compared to GS5.

Glad WP users are getting this phone. Hopefully prompts Samsung, LG, and others to start paying more attention to WP.

I wonder if Microsoft will support pushing Windows Phone to the android versions of the One M8 as an 'upgrade'?

sagum said,
I wonder if Microsoft will support pushing Windows Phone to the android versions of the One M8 as an 'upgrade'?

Highly doubtful as the carrier would need to certify it. I doubt HTC will pay Verizon to certify the Android version for Windows Phone when they could easily sell the Windows Phone version...

There is also the possibility that Google wouldn't allow HTC to do it if they wanted to...

More like a downgrade and there is no way that it will be supported. I am wondering if the hackers will be able to accomplish this.

LogicalApex said,

Highly doubtful as the carrier would need to certify it.

Carrier certification is nothing but a pile of horseshit and completely unnecessary. I say this as someone who's been field testing pre-production devices for a well known OEM since the Windows Mobile 2003 days, on every network available in the UK.

Never once had to worry about carrier certification. That's only ever needed if there are carrier customisations on the ROM, and that usually only affects a couple of apps.

FloatingFatMan said,

Carrier certification is nothing but a pile of horseshit and completely unnecessary. I say this as someone who's been field testing pre-production devices for a well known OEM since the Windows Mobile 2003 days, on every network available in the UK.

Never once had to worry about carrier certification. That's only ever needed if there are carrier customisations on the ROM, and that usually only affects a couple of apps.

Which means fk all to Verizon. That is their excuse for every device delay,even with the galaxy nexus which was stock android.