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

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.


source: @upleaks (Twitter)

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47 Comments

1. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

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

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

5. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

8. Tacokillah

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 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?

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 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

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 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).

39. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

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

30. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

17. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 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!

26. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 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

32. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 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..

38. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 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!

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

35. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 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.

45. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol someone is butt hurt.

25. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 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

37. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

47. yikeees

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 18, 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 !!!

2. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Apart from camera

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 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.

6. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

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

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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. :)

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

That duo camera looked so fugly on the back lol

10. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

34. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 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.

12. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 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.

13. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

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

14. urbanism

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

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

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