HTC tweet could mean that the HTC One max 2 is coming, not the HTC One M9 Plus

HTC tweet could mean that the HTC One max 2 is coming, not the HTC One M9 Plus
Using logic and common sense, it would appear that a tweet sent out by HTC hinting that something "HUGE" is coming could actually be heralding the arrival of the HTC One max 2 at MWC, rather than a phone named the HTC One M9 Plus. The tweet had some blanks that were to be filled in by the reader, similar to the Mad Libs game. In fact, the tweet even included the hashtag #MadLib.

The entire tweet reads "Something HUGE is coming from HTC. Imagine [number][big thing] in space. And then [math term] that by [number]. #Madlib." If we take out the missing pieces we get [Number][Big thing][Math term][Number]. The first number should be "One" because this will be a top-of-the-line device. The next hint, "Big thing," is probably just telling us about the size of the device and is not related to the name of the phone. The "Math term" could be "max" and the second number should be "2" since HTC has already released an HTC One max handset.

So putting it all together we get [Number][Big thing][Math term][Number] = One max 2. Now let's see if the HTC One M9 Plus makes sense. The number could be "One" but M9 doesn't exactly strike us as being a math term. And "Plus" is not exactly a number. Let's look at it a couple of other ways. [Number][Big thing][Math term][Number] = One [M9 ?] Plus [Number ??] or [One] [M][9] [Plus] = [number] [?] [??] [Plus] [???]. Because of the use of the M9 name and the word Plus at the end, the HTC One M9 Plus name does not fit no matter how you slice it.

So on March 1st, we could see the HTC One M9 and the HTC One max 2 introduced by the manufacturer. We expect the phone to carry a 5.2-inch glass with a resolution of 1440 x 2560.

Thanks for the tip!


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  • Battery 2840 mAh(13h 3G talk time)



1. emanuelwooten unregistered

If its the one max would they only make it 5.2 wouldnt 5.5 make more sense. there was rumors that the m9 plus would be 5.5 so maybe those rumors wasn't about the m9 plus but the one max 2............ one m9 5.0in, one m9 plus 5.2in, one max2 5.5. we might just see 3 flagships from htc this year hmmmmmm.

17. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

No, the plus will be a 5.2" screen device, the max will be somewhere from 5.5-6". I actually think this is an announcement for a tablet though.

23. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

If this true, i'd upgrade my one max for sure!

2. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

"M" is the term for slope in math. "And then slope that by 9" doesn't really make sense, but neither does "max that by 2." Leaving out the [Big Thing], it could either be "One M9" or "One Max 2"

10. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

big thing in space means planets which is 9 and math term by number is plus which makes htc one m9+

3. maherk

Posts: 7050; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

This has to be the lamest marketing strategy ever. The tweet is horrible

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

One of HTC's Achilles heels is their marketing. It sucks, unlike their phones which are awesome. But to most people, marketing is what gets them on board, not having a quality product

7. newbey123

Posts: 704; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Exactly! Quality, specs, looks, and UI make me choose a phone. Not marketing!

8. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Basic psychology. People are attracted to marketing and charm, they are not objective and critical. When I buy a phone I look at how the camera performs, how the speakers are, how good the screen is in everyday use, how good the battery is, how good the phone fits in my hand and pocket, how the build quality is. Oh and the most important one : What I get for my money. My friends on the other hand just go for the most expensive iPhone (newest) or most expensive Samsung most of the time. I have a Z3c right now, I never bought a Samsung because of the design and material. I didnt take the Z3c because its Sony, I took it for its screen to body ratio, the battery and the high end phone I get for a relative low price (Z3c : 450 euro while Z3 : 650)

5. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

HTC One(Max)PlusOne

6. Alicia8870

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

I can't wait to see it March 1st cannot come quick enough.

9. gd761

Posts: 216; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

At 5.2" it wouldn't be an HTC MAX 2 but it would be an HTC mini MAX 2. If HTC keeps it at 5.9" or Larger, then it WOULD be an HTC ONE MAX 2. Because you Can't have an HTC ONE MAX 2 be smaller than the Original HTC ONE MAX.

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

Why can't you? It wouldn't be the first smartphone sequel to ever have a smaller screen than is predecessor. The G Flex 2 is smaller than the original. It's not like screen sizes have to continue to go up.

11. horalph

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Imagine [2] [flag ships] in space . And then [multiply] that by [9].

12. vviicckkyy05

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

"Something HUGE is coming from HTC. Imagine [One][Max] in space. And then [increment] that by [one].

14. rkoforever90

Posts: 487; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

actually htc usa has favourited my tweet when i replied the answer as one max 2 so probably its gonna be one max 2 unless they favourite every other replies

15. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

One Max 2 sounds a lot less ridiculous than One M9 Plus imho.

18. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Anything that doesn't use the same terminology as the iPhone works for me. No S or Plus. (Although HTC has already done mini.) HTC used Max in the past, so why not keep using it?

20. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

"Anything that doesn't use the same terminology as the iPhone works for me." Exactly. Because I'm still perfectly puzzled as to why/how the 1st leaks came up and went straight w/ One M9 Plus to a point where it annoys and afaik HTC won't ever pull that card (yet...hopefully never).

16. thakurvir

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

its .....imagine 8 planets in space. then Plus that by one.... So M9 with big screen

19. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

I still think its Mandingo.

21. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

HTC One (M9) Max 2 would be Awesome but don't make it Carrier Exclusive cause that limits the number of devices sold and please make it with a good phablet sized screen.

22. peebeenl

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

Something HUGE is coming from HTC. Imagine [9][plus] in space. And then [multiply] that by [tel or three]. In other words....they will introduce a tablet build with the same design philosophy used with HTC one m serie. A snapdragon 810 driven qhd screen with BoomSound and all metal.....typing it; wow that would be the first real nice android tablet. So sum up: New m serie phone(s), smart watch and a tablet....would be nice and ambitious

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