A render of the upcoming HTC U.

Is red color a new trend in smartphones? It definitely seems like it’s catching on; months after Apple launched a special edition (RED) iPhone, a new leak shows a red variant of HTC’s upcoming flagship, the HTC U.

The phone, which is slated for a May 16 launch, was so far only seen in blue. And the photo, coming from an official HTC teaser video, wasn’t the highest quality.

The new leaks, courtesy of (usually pretty reliable) Onleaks (the actual source seems to be 91mobiles), show the phone from all sides and in higher resolution.

The phone, seen in a render allegedly based on factory CAD drawings, looks pretty common for today’s standards — curved edges but a flat screen, with a home button below the screen and a single camera on the back.

According to previous leaks and hints from HTC itself, the phone will respond to squeezes — you’ll be able to perform actions by squeezing its sides. We’re looking forward to see how this new approach works in practice.

As far as rest of the specs go, the phone is rumored to have a 12-megapixel camera, a 3,000mAh battery, 4/6GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of storage.

Check out the rest of the pics, and a 360 video, here.