HTC One name confirmed on billboard during championship football match

HTC One name confirmed on billboard during championship football match
Recently, the word got out that the next flagship model for Taiwan based HTC would not be called the HTC M7 as expected, but would instead be called the HTC One. The name change didn't go over well with everyone and some were actually hoping that the rumor would be shot down  But it looks like the HTC One moniker is pretty much set. A billboard that was set up around the pitch (that's the field for those in the U.S.) during the Champions League football game between Celtic and Juventus revealed the HTC One name, as you can see from a photograph of the broadcast.

The HTC One is expected to be introduced during a press event on February 19th and the manufacturer sent a tweet teasing the date (see the image below). This model is expected to offer a FHD display on a 4.7 inch screen. The combination of the high resolution and the smaller screen produces an industry best 468ppi pixel density, beating out the 441ppi on those 5 inch models led by HTC's own HTC DROID DNA. Speculation has the HTC One launching in France on March 8th at a price of 650 EUR ($875 USD).

So it looks like the HTC One name is here to stay. What say you? Leave us your comments in the box below.

source: HTC, TechTastic (translated) via AndroidAuthority


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27 Comments

1. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

The M7 sounds so cool, i dont know why they changed, this is gonna be so confusing when you go to buy the phone and the salesman says this is HTC One, this HTC One X, and HTC One XL...which one to choose???

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Here is a "small" list: HTC One HTC One X HTC One X+ HTC One V HTC One S HTC One SV HTC One VX HTC One ST HTC One SC HTC One SU HTC One XC HTC One XL HTC One S C2

7. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

You realise those names are for multiple markets? Some are pretty much the same just released in different countries with different names...want to see what a "small" list is? Go look at how many phones Samsung released last year with the name Galaxy.

10. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Atleast Samsungs naming isn't confusing. HTC just uses letters that mean nothing.

26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, I know that some of them are for multiple markets, I just listed "One" series.

13. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

That's why they call it the One SERIES.

3. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Does anybody know if it will have wireless charging coils built in? Any leaks indicating this?

4. wendygarett unregistered

HTC one XXX? LOL

19. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

It's technology - not porn -_-

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Get your mind out of the gutter Wendy.

5. Jurdiales

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

why not HTC Two?? It would be the correct name for the new renewed generation of HTC phones...

6. Jurdiales

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

ok... "new renewed" was too redundant... sorry, english is not my native language :P

8. nikenturd unregistered

Meh....the LG flagship looks a lot better (at least on paper) plus it has waay bigger battery.

22. lovefist unregistered

Ohh poor HTC, people are conparing you to LG now.. So sad.

23. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Dude. Oh how the mighty have fallen. From EVO 4G to sub LG...

9. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I don't really believe that this device will be call the "HTC One" considering that last year's models were the "One Series". This banner could simply be promoting the HTC One series and not the next flagship device.

21. lovefist unregistered

Well we should all start believing htc to do crazy stuff like naming and confusing flagships.. After all arent they crazy enough to put anemic batteries on their smartphones?!

11. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Still dont like it, still think its a step back with the name. All I know is if a customer who really doesnt follow phones saw an HTC One, One X and One X+ in a store... They would naturally think the HTC One was the older phone. I predict alot of sales reps working thru lunch and overtime if they keep the name HTC One.... At least its just AT&T in the US that has to deal with that. Verizon version will have a different name.

12. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

IF Verizon has a version... so far I only see AT&T with the One X in the US.

17. ghanemsam

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

the rumor said that the device will be released in all major carrier in the US " AT&T, T-mobile, Verizon & Sprint"

14. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

HTC One? The name start as a fail!

15. AshishRomea

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

i compare with this , Sony has better naming than this ... with samsung being best !

16. ghanemsam

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

cant wait to see this beast "the mighty M7" i think the name is confusing they should name it as " HTC One X2, or HTC Two X" i think this will be better

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

Another issue with the name, "HTC One", that I've only rarely heard brought up is what to call the mid-range & entry-level versions. Do you use fractions at that point? HTC One Half? HTC One Third? HTC One Quarter? I don't see how HTC doesn't see how this might cause problems.

20. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

ok finaly we have one name there and thats important for me all the best spc of this handpeace.. it will be sooooo cooooll and every one repect it.. 19/2/13 wellcome to one.

25. Techsplash

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

m7 looked cool.

27. Sam987

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

The name appeared on the billboard again in today's Manchester United vs. Real Madrid match.

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