HTC M4 arriving in June with 'metal-alloy chassis'

HTC M4 arriving in June with 'metal-alloy chassis'
The HTC M4, HTC’s second device that is expected to be a revision of the HTC One, will be made out of a metal-alloy chassis and the supplier has already been selected. HTC has selected Catcher Technology as the exclusive provider for the chassis in order to avoid supply problems like the ones it had with the HTC One.

The HTC M4 is expected to start shipping in June with wider availability in the third quarter of the year. But HTC is aiming to ship 700 000 devices in the second quarter as well.

Getting a large order like the one for the HTC M4 is a win for Catcher and the supplier forecasts a 10.5% to 15% sequentially growth in revenue in Q2 2013. It is also expected to ship 2.3-2.4 million units of the HTC One in the second quarter.

source: DigiTimes

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31 Comments

1. menny07

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

/WHAT I thought they said only 1 flagship for 2013!!! D: design looks like a rehash of One X+ or maybe, this is the mid-ranger.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I agree, the design looks a bit like the last year's One X and X+. I though this design would be inspired by HTC One. Its probably a mid-ranger

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yeah the front looks like an EVO 4G LTE, and the back looks like a One X.

27. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

M7 / One (high-end), M4 (mid-range) and M2 (low-end) are the phones for this year. I hope that the final design for the M4 will be similar to HTC First but with a metal body. That would be so sweet.

33. WWThinker

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

HTC One chassis is so ugly, like a brick! The previous design, Butterfly, on the other hand, is a much much much better design: external slots for uSD and SIM, thinnner, lighter than HTC One. Whoever designed the chassis or authorize the manufacturing of the HTC One casing should be fired. What a shame! The ideal smartphone case should allow dual SIM and uSD card to be inserted without removing the battery, yet the thickness should be less than 8mm. Sony probably came close to the best case design. A lot of the decision makers at HTC are still living in their dream. Instead of leading the trend, telling the stories of the digital life of the future, they draw fat pay check, smoke pipes in places where they feel comfortable, threw away money like the investment in Beat Audio.

28. jcarrigan unregistered

remind me way too much of the droid incredible 4g lte. htc one actually looked nice, this looks like a car wreck

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

OMG........HTC One fans are gonna kill HTC. !!!!!!

7. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

on what reason?

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

because not only HTC said they wouldn't release 2 flagship this year but also by the fact that they would feel betrayed as releasing a whole new device to perfect the first one makes you one feel that he/she paid £500 (GBP) for a beta version.

16. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

nah did the article said it is the new HTC flagship?

19. fwinst

Posts: 64; Member since: May 08, 2010

The article did say, "HTC’s second device that is expected to be a revision of the HTC One," IF the statement is correct, this new phone would replace the HTC One. On another note, look thicker to anybody else? Bigger battery??

20. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

it is probably a mid ranger phone than a flagship device..looking at the phone itself it dont have the dual front speaker which is the best features of HTC One...i think if they revise the HTC One they will not go for a downgrade.

17. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

This is probably just a mid-range device

25. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

for your information this is not a flagship product, hence the name is m4 and the one was m7.

26. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

not really there have been leaks for the m4 since the M1 has been rumored. they didnt say they would release one phone only. everyone needs a mid ranger.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hahaha.......look at the design of the camera! xD

22. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

plain ugly

31. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Agreed! xD

5. AndiAllDay

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

!! hope the screen size is "5" or more...with more battery life and key lime pie or jelly bean 4.2!!

8. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

And HTC,don't forget to advertise your phones if you don't want to repeat the same mistake last year.

9. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

LOL at the Camera and Flash position! HTC can you pls redo that?

10. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

I'm really glad about the comeback of the 3-button configuration on the phone's front panel. I guess HTC did listen to the critics after releasing the HTC One. HTC did very few mistakes with the HTC One, and one of them was the exclusion of the home button and replacing the latter with useless HTC logo. The camera of the M4 doesn't look pretty at all, but maybe it's not from a design perspective, but rather to allow a better Ultrapixels camera, with higher MP than the 4 MP one of the HTC One. Those of you who are already freaking out, this is not a new flagship. It's not going to be better specs-wise compared to the HTC One. Why? The codename for this phone is M4 and the codename for the HTC One was M7. Get it?

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

The HTC One does have a home button. They just moved it from the center to the right side. They excluded a dedicated mutitasking button. I believe you have to double-tap the home button to access that feature now.

11. minhquan1

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

is not the m4, that phone is htc e1 for china market ppl !!!!

12. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i think this is a Mid Ranger phone...i just dont like the position of the flash and Camera..looks weird.LOL

15. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

The only kind of "revision" that I can think of that might come to the HTC One is an additional color or material change.

18. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Naaah, only one front speaker means no BoomSound so it's anything but the One.

21. MachDaddy

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

I think the story should be revised to say the M4 is and update of LAST YEAR'S HTC One X design, as that's clearly what it looks like. A high-spec revised design of an existing model would still fit in with HTC's "one flagship per year" concept.

23. htcone

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

Guys plzz. This isn't another flagship. Remember last year one x one s one v. This will be just like one s offering to users who dont have lots of money to have ultrapixel camera sense 5 and the other staff from htc one.and i think it is a dual core with 1gb of ram. Remeber that samsung has s4 mini on the way so does it mean another flagship. Also galaxy mega and galaxy win. Plzz think in your mind before writing some thing wrong.

24. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Come on HTC, what could possibly take the HTC One this year or even a year to come. I would say focus on the One with marketing and building around that. You already have a winner in your corner. I'm just sad it's not coming to Verizon...Also, this can't be the replacement for the DNA/BUTTERFLY. Looks very familiar to current DNA model.

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