We're not sure what to make of this, and we certainly aren't sure if we believe it just yet, but it appears that the Verizon Wireless model of the All New HTC One has made its way into an ebay listing auction and was reportedly sold online. HTC has not had the easiest time keeping details about the All New One under wraps, in fact, they have failed so horribly at keeping the specs, design, and seemingly everything else about the phone a secret that some people most likely lost some excitement. Nevertheless, the fact that an image of the Verizon packaging has surfaced up shouldn't really surprise anyone as we've seen so many leaks at this point we should almost be expecting at least one or two a week.
The surprising part here is that this allegedly official Verizon All New One was sold on ebay. If this is true, someone who must have been a Verizon employee either got fired, or someone is just playing everyone for a fool. Most notably the person who is said to have made the purchase. That is, if the sale or auction were even real in the first place. Along with the picture of what the Verizon packaging seems to look like for the new HTC flagship device,(which is scheduled to receive the announcement on March 25th in New York and London, and is rumored to be released just two short weeks after that), the listing is said to have had the specs in it which we can't verify because the listing auction has now ended and the link only goes to HTC One related auctions now. If this is all real and the auction was for a legitimate device, than there should be no more question about any of the specs we seem to have learned about so far. For the specs that would match up with what we've heard at least.
The listing apparently had the following spec sheet included. The platform was listed to have Android paired with HTC Sense which is an absolute given. We don't think anyone would have been confused without this particular detail. Interestingly enough though it seems that the Android version was not listed, but from everything we already know the version should be Kit Kat. The CPU was listed as being the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked in at 2.3GHZ. The sim listed was of the nano size, which we saw on last years HTC One, and the storage size was listed as 32GB, with 2GB of RAM. It was also listed that the device was carrying a microSD slot for expandable storage, which we knew already as well. The other specs are the dual-lens camera with dual-led flash and UltraPixel, using a BSI sensor, and HTC image chip 2 with HDR video, and a 5MP front camera. HTC Boom Sound with dual front speakers was also listed. The display was listed as being a 1080P 5-inch display, and the connectivity rounded all the specs out with the standard 3.5mm audio port, micro USB, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled, WiFi, DLNA, GPS/AGPS, NFC, and LTE.
Everything seems to match up, but we really have to wonder if the sale was real. We'll probably know more about this in the near future. If not, all is well because we're nearly at the announcement date for the device anyway, where HTC will tell us what all the specs are.