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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61 Comments

1. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 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...

9. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 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.

24. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

52. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

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

54. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

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

55. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Stop doing drugs and stay in school

2. Derekjeter

Posts: 1466; Member since: Oct 27, 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.

4. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

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

5. Tuxedo_SNjr

Posts: 16; Member since: May 01, 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.

10. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 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

40. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 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

56. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

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

6. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 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. -_-

8. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

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

41. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

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

43. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Shut up..

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

36. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 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?

49. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

the mighty Note 4 compare with the next-gen iJunk? very cute.

51. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 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.

3. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 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

12. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 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.

28. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"because it ISN'T cheap." Whaaat? Who told you that? Apple propaganda?

53. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

I think you misunderstood. The reason Samsung hasn't yet used aluminum is because aluminum is not as cheap as plastic is to manufacture.

60. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Nah just dont mind him her...he only knows two things... To praise samsung and to bash samsungs competators...

15. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 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

16. wilsong17 unregistered

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

35. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 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

18. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

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