HTC's recently taken the wraps off a new color variant for the HTC One — anodized "glamor red" — and we've had the chance to get our hands on the new, eye-catching version of HTC's latest. The red version, which is exclusive to Phones4u in the UK, is most reminiscent of the black variant, being twinned with a dark grey accents around its sides and back. The Beats Audio branding, red and white on other HTC Ones, is a lighter shade of gray on the "glamor red." The anodized finish also gives the device a smoother feel than the more common silver version.

Besides these superficial changes, we're dealing with the same phone we're already more than familiar with — quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU, 1080p SuperLCD display, "Ultrapixel" camera — you get the idea.

Check out our gallery after the break for a closer look at this new flavor of HTC One.

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Jaredshoes says:

That's pretty.

mitchger says:

A full front view would have been nice.

wpavlik2 says:

I've had mine for almost 2 weeks (in Silver, and it's beautiful) but WOW on that Red!

hodan says:

Lol, they're flipping VZ the bird!

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tx_tuff says:

It is only exclusive to Phones4u in the UK, doesn't mean VZ or any other cell provider in the US can not come out with it.

My wife would have been all over that if it had been available when we bought our Ones.

Another reason why I do not like when manufacturers do this.

I can go along with different carriers getting exclusive colors, but make them available at the launch of the device.

Max Luong says:

Come to me, you sexy thing.

jamie0 says:

do want oh so badly!

slackerjack says:

Pass, this looks as tacky/tackier than the EVO LTE.

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lightyear420 says:

Why is it news when a company presses a phone's case in a different color??? It's the EXACT same phone, for christ's sake!!

Shut your trap. This is an Android Blog FFS

Versed says:

Yeah but he's right.

deadpenguins says:

This ^. Well, besides the fact that he's not.

lightyear420 says:

Right, and the case has nothing to do with android. Android is the firmware running on the why does changing the color on the outside make the release news-worthy??

RaiderWill says:

lighthyear is pissed because he got stuck with the silver one.. and as you can tell, he REALLY wishes he had waited for this Red One.. :-)

miwaca says:

No one bitched when Apple released the exact same iPad with a different charging port.

If the article doesn't interest you then simply skip it and go on to the next one.

worknman says:

Actually, people did bitch. And quite loudly.

Its not the same ipad though. The iPad 4 has an A6X proccecor the old 3 had an A5X so no it wasnt the same.

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snookasnoo says:

Its not the same at all. Much faster gpu and cpu, better camera. Better wi-fi and LTE. Typical Android fanboy comment about Apple devices they know nothing about.

eahinrichsen says:

Because people care about this stuff. Lots of people are willing to wait a while to get a phone when it comes out in a color they prefer. Hell, people waited *months* for the white iPhone 4 to be released.

I just wish that manufacturers would release them in all colors at once so that this doesn't *have* to be news.

Habious says:

First sentence - "change" = "chance"

Just FYI.

glazedfaith says:

Maybe they change like money. "We had the change/scratch/dough to..."

Gorgeous. though not sure if i'd take it over the Silver...WHENVER it comes to Verizon

miwaca says:

It's definitely attractive but unfortunately too loud for my work environs. Yeah, I got the black one.

glazedfaith says:

Shiny aluminum makes red look like pink when the light hits it.

A little too flashy for me, but undeniably pretty. Personally, the black is the sexiest one available. The white plastic/resin they used to seal the aluminum/silver phone makes it look cheap. I'd take the aluminum all day long, if it weren't for that plastic. I wonder what it would have looked like with the grey instead.

Jacques says:

Why oh why don't they bring this color choice stateside?!

MrLadoodle says:

They have to produce 4 variants for that. Takes time.

Versed says:

Its not exactly designing a Mars rocket to make a different colored phone.

vulcZ says:

Queue Taylor Swift as the spokesperson in 3... 2... 1...

Mahdi Ziane says:

You really know how gratify the people!:P Gorgeous!! J'adore..

slayerpsp says:

Such a Nintendo move they do this stuff with the ds all the time should have blue too and make them from the start I waited for the black one very happy with it

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Versed says:

Is it me, but it does look an awfully like a fire hydrant?

Omar Ortega says:

That looks like the xperia p in red.

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Mrshades says:

No gallery using the AC App?

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Mrshades says:

I agree. The AC app kinda stinks when you want to look at pictures.

It looks fine, but I actually like the looks of the white one better.

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mssca says:

Sexy Beast

Clyde_Frog says:

Why not make this available from launch in all territories?! It's pure filthy-gadget-sex that makes me feel ashamed of my Stealth Black One.

hodan says:


Man I want this!!! Can I import this to NYC

Clyde_Frog says:

These guys ship worldwide. Out of stock atm though.

xketchupx says:

i actually think this is ugly. however i do like that the WHOLE phone is red, as opposed to how a lot of manufacturers were just doing the back plates a color

ucfgrad93 says:

Looks nice, but I'm glad I got a black one.

swimmaholic says:

That is a beautiful phone... on par with the gold plated One too

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br3ndo702 says:

I like it! But not enought to trade in my silver one for it.

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aapold says:

I want mine in transparent aluminum.

MarkSeven says:

Yeah I agree that it's kinda dumb for manufacturers to release a new color several months after the device has been out. Release all the options at launch so that the ppl can get the color they want from the jump. That, however, makes too much sense so it never happens.

Vicky Sofyan says:

Awesome o_o

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paging dr b says:

Holy ballsack batman, that looks nice!

Cylemmulo says:

That is UGLLLLLLYYYY why would they ruin it by making it red, so many better colors.

DJeremyC says:

Capacitive buttons are so last year. Even Samsung is starting to ditch the buttons - reason why Nexus devices get my vote everytime. Now if they will just make another for the Sprint network that would be great.