Black HTC One leaks ahead of Tuesday's launch

Here's another look at HTC's forthcoming flagship, this time clad in black.

Joe Svetlik Reporter
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Joe Svetlik
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Another day, another HTC One leak. This time we get a look at the handset in black, courtesy of Unwired View.

Design-wise, it looks identical to the silver model we already spied. The images on the screen are different too, with this one listing New York as the home city, whereas the silver one had London. HTC will hold events in both London and New York on Tuesday, so expect to see the phone launched then.

HTC has opted for a two-button layout below the screen, while most devices that run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean -- like the Nexus 4 -- have three. Maybe the HTC logo could double as a button though.

Numerous teasers concerning the One have been punted out by HTC. Check out the videos spliced together in a 20-second clip below, via Phone Arena.

Head to HTC's Facebook page and you'll see the date in bold, while over on its website there's a countdown to Tuesday, with the '1' highlighted every time it flashes up. A hint as to the name, maybe?

It's not like HTC is trying to keep the mobile a secret. Company CEO Peter Chou whipped it out at a recent company party, leading the crowd in a chant and taking a few snaps while he was there.

The phone -- which started life as the HTC M7 -- could have some pretty nifty 'ultrapixel' technology inside, according to one rumour, which could help it stand out from other devices. This is backed up by the fact HTC has promised it'll "kick off a new sound and camera experience" this year.

All eyes on Tuesday, then. With the PS4 said to be launched on Wednesday, it's going to be a busy week for tech fans.

What are you hoping for from the HTC One? Which would you go for -- black or silver? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook page.