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Report: HTC will produce plastic version of the HTC One (M8)

0. phoneArena 13 Apr 2014, 10:49 posted on

Back up the salt truck, because you might want to take this story with more than just a grain of the stuff. A report published on Sunday says that a plastic version of the HTC One (M8) is on the way. Right off the bat, this seems unlikely. Just the other day, a leaked document from HTC cited the metal body as one of five reasons that reps should push the HTC One (M8) over the Samsung Galaxy S5...

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posted on 13 Apr 2014, 10:52 7

1. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


5299 Yuan is f*cking exspensive in a country where you can get equal specs for half as much.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 11:27 7

8. lllIIIlllIIl (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


People don't give a sh*t what they can get better for how much cheaper. HTC and Apple for example, are doing it right. Their phones suit the customers desires, and those are the customers who will buy. People like you aren't their customers, so there isn't a problem here.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 11:52 2

15. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Same specs is awesome under $500. Bring it HTC.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 12:09 9

17. Doakie (Posts: 2125; Member since: 06 May 2009)


HTC barely sold any M7s last year so your product strategy sucks. Plus you're a jerk btw. People should be smarter with their money especially us Americans. So many of us live a lifestyle of debt and living paycheck to paycheck because we borrow ourselves into poverty. Just because being stupid with our money is normal doesn't mean that's the norm all over the world. There are plenty of money smart people in the world. You're not one of them.

I would actually buy a plastic M8 over the aluminum one because my M7 got a pit in the aluminum from a piece of dirt getting under my Seidio Surface case. I have zero love for aluminum phones.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 13:25

32. Finalflash (Posts: 3337; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


You have to understand though, there are a lot of mindlessly rich people (due largely to someone else like their parents' hard work) and those people don't care. Catering to those people usually makes you very rich and for little to no effort, so if HTC wants to make money, they might have to go the Apple route as he suggested.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 23:33

53. shayan (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


well that was a stupid comment! people don't give a sh*t what they can get better for how much cheaper?! so I guess advertisements and price wars aren't real?

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 23:36

54. lllIIIlllIIl (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


You are not understanding the context of my comment. Please call back and try again later.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 10:53 2

2. NoFanboy (Posts: 299; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


Probably the m8 Ace.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 14:34

37. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


M8 Neo???

I really really hope that HTC finds another place to decorate its HTC logo (which currently resides below the screen on the metal M8). The phone could really use losing some height. Additionaly, throwing the power button on the sides would help too.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 14:42

39. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Just in case someone comes along and starts shouting, "They have electronics behind the logo!! Blah blah blah!!". HTC managed to fit the speakers AND the proximity AND ambient light sensor AND the 5 MP camera above the screen in less space than they managed to put just the speakers below the screen. Getting rid of the HTC logo bar is perfectly possible, especially in a plastic phone because they don't have to worry about "Where do we put the antennas?!".

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 11:03 5

3. aayupanday (Posts: 580; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Expecting it to be of the same plastic quality as the 2012 HTC One X.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 11:33 2

10. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


That was a solid phone, imo.
I've two Ina drawer that still look perfect.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 12:11 2

18. Doakie (Posts: 2125; Member since: 06 May 2009)


You have two in a drawer? Sell em!

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 12:58

29. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I can't bring myself to do that honestly.
They get pulled out and update about one a month now, one black, one white.
The screens were the first to use in cell tech on a HTC, and it shows imo.
Love the curved edges.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 11:05

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


lol why? The appearance is the biggest selling point for the M8...

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 12:05 6

16. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1571; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


I dont think so, the ugly cheap looking S5 is selling like crazy.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 12:13 9

19. Doakie (Posts: 2125; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Hmmmm. I don't think the GS5 is ugly or cheap looking. I guess we all have different standards..... Phone Arenas own review seem to say that they liked the look. I think you're in the "vocal minority" buddy.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 12:15 3

20. hurrycanger (Posts: 1589; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


Well, it's not the plastic that pushes it sale. Have you ever seen anybody saying "Hell yeah, it's made of cheap plastic. We just get this thing!" ???
Nope. But there are people buying the HTC One because its casing is made of aluminum.

But back to the "ugly" part, I wouldn't call the S5 ugly. I saw the white one and really like it.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 12:33

26. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


true what an ugly phone like the previous S3

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 12:49

28. hurrycanger (Posts: 1589; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


* It was supposed to be "We must get this thing!" instead of "just"

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 13:28

33. Finalflash (Posts: 3337; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Well it is somewhat ugly, because that dimpled back is ridiculous? Personally I liked how the Nexus 5 looked and they could have gone with that kind of a back on the S5 and it would have looked great. The S4 denim-y look was SO BAD imho and the S3 brushed aluminium style looked better than both S4 and S5 (but it's overall curves made it look bad).

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 17:23 1

44. izim1 (Posts: 916; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


You can't think for yourself? Who cares what phonearena reviews say? Why bother bringing up someone else's opinion to try and make a point? You need phonearena to think for you?

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 17:51 1

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


My older S3 is sexy as F*ck with its stainless steel back ;)

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 21:57

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


This is the same type i"Rumors" propaganda ONLY FOR BASHING the great S5.

First was i"Rumors" about "premium ALUMINUM" S5 for higher price.(read: the S5 is not premium because is not made from ALUMINUM) lol

Now , it is i"Rumors" about same N8 made of plastic at half price(read: the S5 is overprised much more than the tin-can M8 POS, because is not made from ALUMINUM)
ROTFL.

iSmatrA...es never rest!!!!!!!

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 11:08 4

5. tenho1982 (Posts: 68; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


"The metal-clad HTC One (M8) is priced at 5299 Yuan ($853 USD), while the report says that the plastic variant will list for 3000 Yuan ($483 USD)"

=> This is crazy if HTC wants to give an impression that the steel body costs $400 lol. An idiot knows the total price of making such a flagship (including CPU, RAM, disk space, all the antenna and other stuff) is only about $200. The same cost applied for the iphone and the Galaxy S series.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 11:36 1

11. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I check on eBay. HTC one m8 price start $670

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 12:16 2

21. Doakie (Posts: 2125; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Maybe this is proof that their making a product that just simply costs too much to produce and that's why they're in the red every quarter. Sounds like they need to go back to soft touch polycarbonate.....

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 11:08 1

6. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Lmaoooooo "back up the salt truck" kudos PA for making me laugh, seriously who ever didn't laugh or smerk to that deserves to get punched to their nowhere.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 11:22

7. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Yeah, and change the lousy camera as well, how bout a regular 8-13 MP camera with no fancy mumbo jumbo?

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 11:44

12. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Actually there is a strong chance they change the camera to a 13 MP unit like on the Desire 816.

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