HTC plans to announce a "new series" of smartphones before the year's end

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Since launching the flagship One M9 smartphone earlier this year, HTC has been rather quiet. But according to company chairperson and CEO Cher Wang, there's more to come from the Taiwan-based firm later on in 2015, with a slew of new smartphones heading to the consumer market. 

There's no doubt that the HTC One M9 is a great smartphone. As you may have caught in our HTC One M9 Review, it ticks most of the boxes one would expect of a flagship device at this point. But with Samsung, the market-leader in terms of top-tier Droids, having really thrown down the gauntlet with its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, the One M9 has drawn some flak for being perhaps too similar to last year's One M8. 

Given past release cycles, it's seemingly unlikely that HTC will drop another handset this year to equal or best the One M9 or the almost-identical One M9+. But according to DigiTimes, the company's CEO spoke of a "new series" of smartphones in the pipeline during a meeting of shareholders, although whether this will entail as few scattered handsets or an entirely new product line remains to be seen. 

Last week, the HTC 850C was leaked, with the accompanying report indicating that it will be of the Desire variety and aimed towards the Chinese market. Given the inclusion of dual SIM slots, it would seem less than likely that the 850C will reach the Western market, and the same could be said of the Desire-esque HTC WF5W, which also emerged a short while ago. With a super-svelte design, though, the WF5W looks promising in terms of a new direction that HTC could take regarding the design of its smartphones, and as such, it'll be interesting to learn of what the company has up its sleeve. 

What would you like to see next from HTC?

source: DigiTimes

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18 Comments

1. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

They should fire the whole camera team. Asus zenfone 2 also has Toshiba sensor that is even inferior to Toshiba sensor used in M9 and yet Zenfone 2 takes much better pics than M8. I don't think hardware is an issue here. It's clearly that their camera's software is just piece of s**t. HTC seemed to have no long term strategy by looking the way they name their flagships each year. First they introduced HTC One X in 2012. Then HTC One in 2013 (I think One X 2 would've been better). Then HTC One M8 in 2014 (Normal consumer didn't know where the f**k M8 come from. Because of putting M8 (code name) in their flagship's name, the original HTC One suddenly became HTC One M7). See how desperate they were? Every company use strong flagship brand that wouldn't confuse normal consumers.Eg. Galaxy S5 and S6, G3 and G4, iPhone 5, 5S and 6, Xperia Z3,3+ and 4. HTC messed up in this important area. Finally now HTC seem to have proper name of their flagship series as they announced one M9 and obviously next year's flagship will be M10. And still they messed up M9 with their crappy camera and overhearing issue. I have M9 and it's running latest software. Other said HTC already fixed this. But mine is still hot so badly that make me don't wanna hold it anymore whenever I play CoC using Mobile data. I have never used any phones as hot as this M9. Sad HTC!! ._.

10. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

More bezels please ! :D

2. QuadFace

Posts: 179; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

HTC please don't be late we all love you here at Phonearena.com

3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I'm sorry, but a lot of people here hate HTC. I honestly don't understand it, I own an M8 for windows and it is awesome. They make good phones.

4. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

they're making 'good phones' yeah, but nothing outstanding; they're making nothing worth buying in my opinion, especially since their last two flagships (m8 and m7) are essentially rebadged m7s.

6. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I like HTC too, and I think they make good phones, but the problem is that their flagships are always reaching nearly to the perfect level but seem to lack the important thing, just like Sony. One M7 - Beautiful, just beautiful. How could you resist such a beautiful phone? The build is premium, OMG! The speakers are the best in a smartphone! Oh wait, the camera sucks. One M8 - Woo...that is one sexy piece of phone, I like the gunmetal grey color. The curves looks nice! Speakers remain awesome! Oh wait, the camera sucks. One M9 - Okay...not bad. Sort of a mix and match, it's like a M7 and M8 combined. The dual toned colors are unique. Speakers are always awesome on a HTC flagship. And finally, HTC has finally ditched the Ultrapixel camera and went for a 20MP camera and has a Toshiba sensor which is interesting. Oh wow, the camera still sucks. And thanks to Qualcomm for the wonderful Snapdragon 810, it heats up well, it throttles the speed pretty well too! PIECE OF SHIT. Would consider getting a One M9+, but I'm worried about the camera and the performance since it's using Mediatek SoC though. HTC is similar to Sony, I think we might see a Xperia Z3+ Compact with Mediatek SoC.

9. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

I still love HTC.

5. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 2014

Typo its A50C

7. daveydog

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

How many phone lines do you freaking need. Make your phone, with a plus version and a cheap version. Sell it world wide. Keep it simple and fix the camera.

18. TBomb

Posts: 1181; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Maybe they'll be getting rid of the M# line? Idk.

8. gaming64 unregistered

Hope they redesign their flagships. That blakc bar must be mutilated!

11. carlemillward unregistered

HTC thinks they playing darts, instead of trying to throw so many phones at the market, at least practice on your aim and release a proper flagship.

12. shimanto1123

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Let me guess? More Desire 800 models I guess?

13. scyence

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 06, 2015

New phones, and none of em will probably see the light of day in the U.S. Thanks HTC.

14. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 451; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I want a midrange phone from HTC!

15. Powerhawk

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

Where the f**k is a big screen / phablet option? The last one was 18 months ago, an eternity in the mobile world. HTC needs to hurry the f**k up!

16. redbull1

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I like HTC very much, however until they ditch the Toshiba sensor and add OIS to there camera they could have a 30 megapixel camera and the outcome would be the same. Software updates can only do so much and for a small camera in a phone you need to have OIS to combat the shake that the shutter creates as well as ur hand. And I would like to see someone make a improvement in battery life. HTC really doesn't even need to jump up to a 2k display sense its not even fully supported yet and you cant get the full benefit of a 2k display. HTC has the best build quality, hands down the best speakers, and arguably the cleanest UI on the market. All they really need to do is seriously improve the camera and sensor and post processing and they would have the best phone on the market. Maybe an improved battery and screen but there both on par and fine with the competition

17. buggerrer

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

"What would you like to see next from HTC?" A decent camera.

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