HTC game plan: HTC One refresh in 2013, M8 sequel in 2014

HTC game plan: HTC One refresh in 2013, M8 sequel in 2014
With the HTC One turning out to be the most successful handset coming from the Taiwan based manufacturer's camp in years, talk naturally turns to a sequel for 2014. But before we get to next year, there is some talk about a refresh version of the HTC One that will hit the market sometime later this year. The refresh model is expected to offer incremental updates to the hardware while the sequel, code named M8, will be out next year with wider changes in store for the phone. You can expect the refresh model to launch after the HTC One is finally made available for Verizon. That is expected to take place by the end of this month as the unit just passed through the FCC.

The M8 is expected to be powered by a faster processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 800?) and will have a larger screen sized in-between the 4.7 inches on the HTC One and the 5 inches seen on the HTC DROID DNA. You might remember that the HTC One was originally called the M7 which is why the sequel is being called the M8 for now.

So that is the plan, at least for now. A refresh version of the HTC One with minor changes, and a more impressive HTC One 2 "M8" for next year. It is not written in stone, according to the tipster, which means that HTC could decide to go in a different direction.

source: Pocketlint

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46 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

M7 = HTC One M8 = HTC Two....oh okay. :P

16. decent4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

i was thinking the same "HTC Two" but it does not look as COOL as HTC One ;)

27. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

HTC One.1 LOL

29. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

HTC one two three lol

37. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I think HTC One^2 would be cool. HTC Two could work as well. Keeping the HTC One name is fine as well. Heck even M8 works. HTC One 2 sounds terrible though.

38. XYZ360

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 01, 2012

I think it will be the new HTC One

2. Rorschach

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

This seems strangely familiar.. I remember last year HTC pulling the same trick with the One X just months after being released. This is sufficient evidence that HTC does not learn from their mistakes.

40. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

Samsung is doing the same with the Snapdragon 800 version of S4, so, we shall see...

3. Epicness1o1

Posts: 302; Member since: May 30, 2013

If its going to be awesome like this HTC One,than I have no words just Nice work HTC!

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Oh Great 1 more flagship ! All the HTC One owners must be full of joy hearing this news !

5. wrm2013

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

DO NOT MAKE IT BIGGER THAN 4.7. GOD, I'm sick of 5inch phones. Dear companies, most people don't watch movies on their phones.

8. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

you mean "some" you can't say "most", it is a big word :)

15. chebner

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

+ 1,000,000,000,000,000. I'd have put more 0s but you get the point. Going bigger than 4.7 just makes a clumsy phone.

18. BadAssAbe

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

wrm2013 is dumb, pardon my french, but having the HTC One with a 5in screen with onscreen buttons is better than having a 4.7in. Bigger screen does not mean bigger phone if done Right

21. wrm2013

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

U mad bro. I have the HTC one. Screen nor phone needs to be bigger

26. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

You are a dumb ass like she says then because the HTC One is definitely more unwieldly than the Xperia ZL and GS4 which both use 5 inch screens. The stupid extra speaker makes it super tall and at 9.3 mm and that height it eclipses other 5 inch screened phones easily. So yeah... You just look stupid talking stuff about 5 inch phones when your 4.7 inch phone is bigger.....

32. AppleHateBoy unregistered

I think you are forgetting that HTC One has a curved design. As a result despite being 9.3 mm thick One feels much thinner in the hand.

35. AppleHateBoy unregistered

Quoting engadget: "the One is easier to grasp because the edges are contoured the way they are."

31. AppleHateBoy unregistered

I agree that a HTC One with a 5" screen with on screen buttons will not be taller, but it will be wider which may make it less easier to hold. Having an HTC One with a 4.7" screen with on screen buttons seems to be a much better option.

23. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Yah htc One having 5 inch display will be as big as note2 :)

33. AppleHateBoy unregistered

You mad bro? HTC One is just 1 mm taller than Galaxy S4 and actually Galaxy S4 is 1 mm wider than HTC One. If they make it 5" and move to on screen buttons it won't make the HTC One as big as a Note 2. It will only make it 2-3 mm wider.

46. wrm2013

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

not sure what got lost. I DON'T WANT A BIGGER SCREEN. THE ONE IS FAR EASIER TO MANIPULATE THAN A GS4 . That was my point. Thank you

24. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

The fact that galaxy s4 is smaller than htc one means big.. i think most of the people now are watching movies or MV in their phones unless you are a senior citizen :) Dont you think that it is better to accommodate people who want to watch movies in their 5inch phones and those who dont THAN giving a phone just for those who dont want to watch in their phones Haha COMMON SENSE IN BUSINESS WORLD. Targeting different sides of the market in just 1 phone..

34. AppleHateBoy unregistered

It's just 0.3 inches. For god's sake stop making yourself feel that the difference is much bigger.

39. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I really dont care!!! OUr point is that the idiot one out there just wants 4.7 because 5inch phones are big. But why?? 5inch gs4 is still smaller than htc one.. We are revolving in these facts..

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Especially since 4.7 inch HTC phones are already bigger than 5 inch phones from other companies.

6. indianapple89

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Umm .. HTC "One 2" ?? Seriously?

17. decent4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

haha yep they could only come up with this name ;)

7. wafflemuncherr

Posts: 23; Member since: May 29, 2013

So is it even worth getting the One once it comes to Verizon if they're launching a refresh? Or is big red gonna wait another three months after everyone else has it for that one too?

9. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Do not do a refresh to a phone that does not need one. Focus on pushing out 4.2.2 and 4.3 to your One owner's.

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