Verizon customers will reportedly get exclusive dibs on a “Glamour Red” HTC One (M8), though it’s unclear when the fancy color option will be released. Carriers often get exclusive color runs after initial supply is seeded, so the offer isn’t that much of a surprise. Last year, Sprint was actually the recipient of a red HTC One (M7), but a red version on Verizon actually makes more sense seeing as Verizon’s company colors are red. Sprint, meanwhile, is rumored to get its own exclusive HTC One.
Late last month, rumors suggested we’d see more colors of the M8 in addition to the gray, silver and gold, including a “Stealth Black.” None of the carriers have spoken up about these rumored colors so far, so don’t get your hopes up just yet. Hopefully this early silence doesn’t mean these new colors are set to come out a few months after the initial launch. I realize more colors give consumers even more options, but the practice is a little harsh on early adopters.
If you’re on Verizon, however, you might be able to expect a shiny and glamorous red version soon. Maybe in the coming days, or weeks, or months. It’s not as nice as John Legere’s 24kt gold HTC One, but red will likely look pretty nice on what’s already a terrific design. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out our HTC One (M8) review.