We’re used to hearing about news and rumours being pushed out from international leaks, but this week, the news is at our footsteps, as a Telstra ad becomes the leak of an upcoming HTC handset.
Overseas, the mobile oriented GSM Arena website had the exclusive, where an anonymous tipster sent the crew a picture of an upcoming Telstra catalogue which doesn’t just mention the new HTC One, but shows a picture, too.
The new model, which this catalogue suggests will still be called the HTC One (or even “the all new HTC One”) will bringing with a 5 inch Full HD screen, metal body, the two front-facing speakers from HTC’s BoomSound, a new version of the HTC Sense overlay (6.0), and two cameras.
Two cameras used on a single phone can’t be classed as a totally new thing, mind you. HTC once tried this in the Evo 3D, though in that phone, the two cameras were there to let you capture 3D images and videos to play back on the 3D auto-stereoscopic screen.
Instead, the leaked Telstra catalogue seems to suggest the two cameras will be called “HTC Duo Camera” and let you take shots and focus after the fact, similar to the Lightfield technology employed in the Lytro camera.
Still, there’s always a possibility that this catalogue is a fake, especially since HTC was pretty quiet during Mobile World Congress, outside of the budget and mid-range offerings in the Desire series.
That said, if this is a fake, it’s a really good one, especially with a mention of “Telstra New Phone Feeling” in the terms and conditions.
As such, we’d probably say that this leak of the new One is probably close to real, and with a price of $840, it will be interesting to see how it shapes the market when it’s released soon.
Source: GSM Arena