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HTC One M8 sales are reportedly "fading"

HTC One M8 sales are reportedly
Launched at the end of March, the One M8 helped HTC return to profitability last quarter. While HTC didn’t say how many One M8 units it sold, numbers are probably satisfying. However, according to CNET and a Canaccord Genuity analyst, HTC’s flagship smartphone now sees “fading sales.”

Reportedly, tough competition in the high-end market segment, plus increased competition from Chinese vendors are to blame for the slowing sales. 

It’s true that, for example, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 (which was released in April) may have stolen some customers away from HTC’s handset. Even so, the One M8 remains one of the best Android smartphones of this year. In fact, our readers recently voted it as being better than Samsung’s Galaxy S5 - but, of course, the opinion of our readers isn’t necessarily the same as the opinion of most customers out there.

Obviously, HTC didn’t comment on the “fading sales” matter, but the company probably knows that tougher times are yet to come - as newer generation high-end smartphones, like the LG G3, or Apple's iPhone 6 hit the market. Sure enough, HTC may be preparing its own new flagship handset for later this year, though it seems that this won't be the rumored One M8 Prime.   


source: CNET

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posted on 09 Jul 2014, 20:43 6

1. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


My enthusiasm too is fading away. I want something new from the smartphone manufacturers! This goes for every company currently in the market. There is no excitement for me anymore when new handsets are about to be revealed. Time for the companies to find a new engine in this area...

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 21:01 3

9. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Not to be a troll or complainer, but why exactly is this news? It makes perfectly good sense that a smartphone's sales will decline over time.

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 21:35 1

24. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Because I didn't read the article. I just read the title. I'm not interested in HTC's sales progress.

And you'll be surprised how many irrelevant things people have to say on an article on this site.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 06:12 2

52. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


...  but, of course, the opinion of our readers isn’t necessarily the same as the opinion of most customers out there. 

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 10:34

54. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Yeah I am confused about what that statement is supposed to mean

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 13:18 1

55. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 532; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Stop doing drugs and stay in school

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 20:48 6

2. Derekjeter (Posts: 1047; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


No Android phone will have a good year. And yes that includes the Note 4. Unless android brings something extremely cool it's all Apple this year. Once the iPhone get released or announced its over for Android this year. I left Apple for the bigger screen but I'll be going back for the 5.5 iPhone if it's true.

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 20:52 21

4. nokia12 (Posts: 578; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


lol so bigger screen is extremely cool now when apple is bringing it ?

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 20:54 7

5. Tuxedo_SNjr (Posts: 16; Member since: 01 May 2014)


Did you not read his comment? He said he left Apple for the bigger screen, and will be going back if they start making a bigger screen.

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 20:58 2

6. marcski07 (Posts: 600; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


do you even read my friend? he said he changed his iPhone because of small screen.. this means he wants big screen from the start. -_-

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 21:00 4

8. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Cool story ;)
And cheap propaganda.
You have never left Apple. Right?

By the way , Note is not only bigger screen. Do not forget it.

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 21:01 1

10. marcski07 (Posts: 600; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


lol you beat me, didn't even saw your comment, that's why i posted too... XD he's definitely an iPhone hater. LOL

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 21:17 3

14. wilsong17 (unregistered)


How cute.. plz leave android we don't need user like you.. it better if you are in the close wall garden

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 21:20 11

17. wilsong17 (unregistered)


You must be kinda special if you think people buy the note series for screen.. the note series offer more than just screen but I guess you never figure it out

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 22:51 5

36. Armchair_Commentator (Posts: 222; Member since: 08 May 2014)


But there are alot of people who bought the note because of the larger screen. Do you actually think the majority of phone users know anything about the specs of their phones other than what a salesman has told them?

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 23:40 3

40. slaggyb (Posts: 214; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


This Is exactly the kind of news Phonearena loves to broadcast. It's obvious they get incentives from Samsung that's why everyday the have news about the Galaxy S5. Irrelevant articles like tips and tricks with more than 8 videos. Smh! You all tripping @Phonearena

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 00:03

41. amasog (Posts: 421; Member since: 22 Aug 2013)


don't worry, he doesn't need you either.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 00:25

43. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


Shut up..

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 01:44 2

49. skyline88 (Posts: 570; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


the mighty Note 4 compare with the next-gen iJunk?

very cute.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 05:21

51. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


By the time apple release the 4.7" & 5.5" phone, apple will be labeled as follower, and not leader, thus the premium-ness of the device is ZERO.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 13:27 1

56. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 532; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


What a moaner. If you dont like pa then f off.

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 20:51 8

3. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


"Even so, the One M8 remains one of the best Android smartphones of this year. In fact, our readers recently voted it as being better than Samsung’s Galaxy S5 "

ROTFL
Don't tell me that you don't know.......MOSTLY your ifan readers voted for M8 to fight Samsung , and to "prove" that the cheap aluminium makes every phone "premium".
And they are majority on your and all tech sites. And restless

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 21:09 4

12. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


I am not an ifan but I think the M8 is a better phone than the S5. Also, the reason Samsung hasn't yet used aluminum is because it ISN'T cheap.

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 21:17

15. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


I hate the aluminum build on my ipad. It's pretty, but holding it is a sweaty handed nightmare. My s5 feels great in hand

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 21:18 3

16. wilsong17 (unregistered)


Agree with that lol not even those who vote for the m8 bought one

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 21:22 2

18. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


There, there, don't fight it, dear boy. The S5 DID come in like a lion...an aged, toothless lion, and it has already gone out like a lamb. The M8 never had the early sales, but it at least has awards and acclaim.

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 21:32 1

21. wilsong17 (unregistered)


What award cheap aluminum?

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 21:40 2

28. The-Sailor-Man (banned) (Posts: 1095; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


"because it ISN'T cheap."

Whaaat? Who told you that? Apple propaganda?

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 22:41 1

33. mudhi (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


I am not an 'ifan (although i dont see the problem in someone being a fan of a product)'. To put this into context, my last 2 phones have been the galaxy s3, and the original galaxy s before that, and I have never considered getting an iphone because i find them lacking in functionality compared to android phones in general. However bought the One M8 and my own opinion in my short time using it, is that it beats the s5 (which i tried out extensively from a family member when I was making my decision to purchase) in every way that matters to me. The interface is great without adding too much stuff that I dont use. I've found blinkfeed to be entertaining, and I the speakeres are just awesome. The main criticism from most people about the camera is moot point for me, as I only use a camera mainly for posting to facebook and other social networking stuff, and the camera more than fulfills that purpose. I also really like how fast the camera comes to life. Mostly, in a way that cant be quantified by specs or photos, I like this phone better than the S5 because it is just nicer to use. you claim that aluminium doesnt make a phone premium, and that is true to an extent, but the way HTC has built this phone, when you hold it in your hands, it just feels good, in the way that no samsung phone has ever felt to me. I think that most people that have used this phone would vote it better than the s5, all they need to do is play with it for a few minutes. I find your statement that people are specifically voting to fight samsung (fighting samsung or any large company by voting on an obscure article on one tech website seems ludicrous, and wouldnt matter one bit to any of the companies) kind of paranoid and a little silly. No offense intended.

posted on 09 Jul 2014, 22:51 3

35. amats69 (Posts: 1488; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


How did you know that? Do you know personally all the people who voted the m8? Just stop being bitter...it hurts but just accept it..m8 outshines your s5 on that poll.make life easy bro.lol

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