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HTC could change its phone naming scheme, next flagship might not be called One (M9)

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HTC could change its phone naming scheme, next flagship might not be called One (M9)
After the HTC One (M7) from 2013 and the One (M8) from earlier this year, we’re all expecting HTC to introduce a One (M9) in 2015. According to a previous rumor, HTC may actually announce both an M9 and an M9 Prime in the first quarter of next year. But will it, really?

According to @upleaks, which has been a pretty reliable source thus far, HTC’s next flagship smartphone won’t be called M9. In fact, it’s said that HTC will no longer use this M-something naming scheme. Unfortunately, there’s no word on exactly what HTC has in store for us, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens next year.

HTC’s latest smartphone, the Desire EYE, seems to be already signaling a change: it shows a return to the days when Desire smartphones didn’t have numbers attached to them (like 820, 610, 310, etc). Of course, it’s hard to speculate on future HTC names based on just that.

Regardless of its name, the successor to the One (M8) will most likely keep the all-metal design and the BoomSound speakers - since both define HTC’s recent flagship handsets. If you have any name suggestions for HTC's next big thing, feel free to share them in the comments section.

P.S.: Pictured above is an HTC One (M9) concept design that we showed you last month.

HTC could change its phone naming scheme, next flagship might not be called One (M9)

source: @upleaks (Twitter)

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posted on 28 Oct 2014, 23:35 14

1. NoFanboy (Posts: 298; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Whatever it is, I'll be buying it. I really have 0 complaints about my m8

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 23:36 22

3. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Hopefully they slim down the bezels and improve the camera...

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 23:45 11

5. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


You guys and your bezels, it needs the top and bottom bezels for those speakers and I would much rather keep those speakers then to feed some slim bezel fetish.
Slim bezels do not help the phone functionally or in any other way. Bad ass speakers do. The camera really isn't that bad it's about on par with an iPhone 4s, it is much better than the Droid Razrs camera it replaced, luckily HTC has learned their lesson camera wise and will never pull that crap again.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 23:49 22

7. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


The speakers can stay, but that unnecessary bar with the HTC logo at the bottom and chunky side bezels need to go...

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 23:53 3

8. Tacokillah (Posts: 20; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


The bar is there for a reason. It is not unnecessary. It houses antennae and circuitry.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 23:59 20

9. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Lol Its amazing to see how people believe lame excuses and damage control statements from PR execs.
Do you think other phones don't have these antennae and circuitry?

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 00:09 10

11. vincelongman (Posts: 4163; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


So why doesn't the Nexus 6 has as big bezels?
E.g.
Nexus 6, 6", 159.26 x 82.98 mm
One Max, 5.9", 164.5 x 82.5 mm
6+, 5.5", 158.1 x 77.8 mm

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 01:35 4

16. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


And the nexus 6 has a slightly larger screen and stereo speakers too (though I doubt they'd sound as good as Max's speakers).

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 10:41

39. cncrim (Posts: 805; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


It must be you get brainwash. Many phones have slim bezel and still have same circuit.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 05:51 4

30. UglyFrank (Posts: 1602; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


We've seen stereo speaker devices with smaller bezels, no excuse for HTC

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 01:41 4

17. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Even though I'm not a fan of overly small bezels, M8's bezels indeed spoil its sleek looks.
BTW I saw some idiots complaining about nexus 9's bezels on Pocketnow!

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 03:15 2

26. Industriality (Posts: 131; Member since: 08 Sep 2014)


I don't care about top and bottom bezels, we are mostly talking about screen sides bezels, way too fat compared to any other flagship, even the s**tty iPhone 6

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 06:49

32. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


I have zero problems with upper and lower bezels, but side bezels makes the phone feel old for some reason, everytime i grab my old z1 it feels Old, my new note 4 feels simply amazing compared, even the nexus 5 feels better thanks to the slimmer sides..

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 09:27

38. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


On par with iPhone 4S's camera?(This is 2014 almost 2015 not 2011)

Better than the Droid Razr's camera it replaced???( since when HTC made RAZRs???)

HTC HAS LEARNED its lesson on cameras?(that's yet to be seen)

Mind you battery life is the worst of the major manufacturers and oh yeah those huge and ugly bezels too big of a phone for such a small screen!

What a bunch of non Sense (no pun intended) in here!

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 01:53 1

20. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I have so many complaints that it's sad how they can give me so many. Which makes it all the more disappointing because they really nailed the software and the screen.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 08:53

35. DocOc (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


The M8 has so many complaints about you which is sad. You've been a disappointing and shallow consumer with the insight of a slug.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 02:42

45. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Lol someone is butt hurt.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 03:12 3

25. Industriality (Posts: 131; Member since: 08 Sep 2014)


Have M7, best phon I had, but I have one complain about HTC :

STOP WITH YOUR FAT BEZELZ.

Won't buy M9 unless it's more compact

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 09:16

37. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


HTC 123456789, oh yes, let's rock n roll baby.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 08:05

47. yikeees (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


:) ur so so damn right~!!! i had a htc one m8, sold it and bought a iphone 6.. this is my first time i went to a iphone... and omfg... =/ i am regretting so so so much! i seriously wonder why these ifans stick to iphones when as for example m8 is better in every every way! anyways... i will stick to iphone 6 for now .. and wait for next year htc's flag ship :)... cant wait to be back in htc !!!

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 23:36 2

2. NoFanboy (Posts: 298; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Apart from camera

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 23:38 4

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1046; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Better change than don't. nobody interested to see iron man 13, final destination 99 or resident evil 101. sequence trend wont last forever.

posted on 28 Oct 2014, 23:47 7

6. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Good thing. M8 was such a horrible name for the most beautiful smartphone.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 01:33 3

15. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


I thought it was a good start on a new, maximum irony way of naming their phones.

With the crap camera and "duo" gimmick, I always thought the phone should have been named:

Check M8 Suicide.

:)

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 01:46 1

18. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


That duo camera looked so fugly on the back lol

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 00:05

10. tiara6918 (Posts: 2027; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Not a good strategy. They will just keep on confusing their customers. Samsung,sony,lg and apple have a unified namimg scheme

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 08:50 1

34. DocOc (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


And M7, M8, M9 is a good strategy? They'll be just fine with whatever they choose for the name. If people are picking phones based on their name, they should be beaten with a bamboo shoot.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 01:15 2

12. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


For the love of god please put Sony's imx**** sensor as they're best. Your camera software is Best. Now please put a good sensor so we can enjoy the full experience of a true beast of a phone.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 01:24 1

13. snowgator (Posts: 3558; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Honestly, the name never struck me as a good naming scheme. Too awkward. Something simple makes more sense.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 01:30 1

14. urbanism (Posts: 15; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


HTC One X > HTC One > HTC One (M8) > HTC ???. Brilliant naming scheme.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 01:51 4

19. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


So they are starting from scratch again? I don't think the timing is right actually. The Galaxy S tagged happened awhile back and Samsung just kept building on it.

HTC really needs to find the right name and stick with it.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 12:52

41. snowgator (Posts: 3558; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Actually, I agree with that. This isn't a bad time to do it, though. The One series has been perceived as a great set of devices, but HTC has continued to lose marketshare to Samsung, LG, and Chinese phone makers. Take these excellent devices, add a catchy easy name, and push your strengths.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 02:08 1

21. QuadFace (Posts: 134; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


I want them to use HTC One Ultron.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 02:18 1

22. c.sonnen (Posts: 38; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


from Tony Stark: HTC Mark IX

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 02:27

23. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2004; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


call it HTC One eye .

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 05:11 1

28. LikeMyself (Posts: 435; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


HTC illuminati! Lol!

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 02:31

24. Spedez (Posts: 441; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


It's called... "Two". You heard it first from me.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 03:18

27. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


HTC is going to have root names for each main part of life that a line of phones/devices will be focused on:

HTC Work
HTC Play
HTC Game (for sports)
.
.
.
HTC Porn

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 05:16

29. LikeMyself (Posts: 435; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


Call it HTC Galaxy S,
HTC Expiration or Respiration since there was already an Inspiration,
HTC Emotion with Sense 8!

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 06:06

31. SayMobile (Posts: 94; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


HTC always suck with naming . They have been a disaster in establishing a brand like Galaxy or Xperia

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 18:46

46. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I liked the EVO series. To each their own I guess

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 07:37 1

33. dragon76 (Posts: 15; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


one word wait for it..... HERO

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 08:56

36. DocOc (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


HTC One Plus One Minus One Ultra Ace Eye Prime

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 11:39

40. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 268; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


name not important i like one name
htc is best any name have
hero ... desire ...one ...

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 13:17

42. zacsaturday (Posts: 202; Member since: 09 May 2014)


HTC Two
HTC One Two

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 16:16

43. Eclectech (Posts: 211; Member since: 01 May 2013)


HTC Evo 2015

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 18:01

44. hudavendigar (Posts: 9; Member since: 26 Sep 2014)


For me its not important htc flagships name, is it one two or even more eyes...that feeling when you hold it in your hands and when you feel all of its UI's smoothness just has no name...and no need for any name

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