HTC One (M8) scheduled for March 25th launch date

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Today, HTC sent out invites to a special press event set to take place on March 25th. It’s almost guaranteed that the company will use this event to announce the HTC One’s successor, code-named the M8. The launch event itself is being held in two locations: London and New York.

As for specs, features and other information, we don’t know anything with certainty. Rumors have recently pointed to a device very heavily influenced by the original One. In fact, recent leaks have suggested that the two are virtually identical but for the addition of an extra rear-mounted camera. We’ve also heard that it could feature a 5-inch 1080p display, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and even feature support for expandable storage in form of a Micro SD card slot.

All these specs are great, but what’s got me more interested is the puzzle over what they might call the new device. Boosted versions of devices are often dubbed the “s” model. We’ve already had an HTC One S and One X, so it can’t be either of those. I can’t imagine that it’ll be named the HTC One 2 and HTC Two sounds just as ridiculous. What do you guys think? What will it be called?

Via: HTC Twitter

 

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  • Goofygoober

    Htc one plus!

    • besweeet

      HTC One Ultra PLUS! HD Supremo Loco Deluxe 2

  • Adrayven

    Meh.. just call it the HTC One, anyone asks, it’s the 2014 model.. works for many industries.. this name changing thing just confuses people.

    • TheVorlon

      Actually, using the year for the model would be helpful as you would know that was the last year the OS was updated. ;-)

      Updates ended for the HTC G2 and One S BEFORE I even bought them.

    • randomnerd_number38

      Agreed. Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 edition :P

  • thepanttherlady

    If HTC actually listened and it truly does have expandable memory, I may have to check it out. I’ve boycotted them since they stopped including it.

    • watkins

      Ditto

    • Stone Cold

      I agree with the z1s I got waterproofing but no removable battery. But got the Micro sd slot of not a bad trade off.

  • KingofPing

    Planning on getting one if T-Mobile offers it on their EIP program.

  • samsavoy

    HTC Two? Or is the codename of M8 actually pronounced M8 or Mate?

  • Jay Holm

    So long as micro-sd cards, and user-accessible batteries are not supported by HTC, then I won’t even begin to consider their smartphones.

    • J-Hop2o6

      And its still the best Android phone released in 2013. #1 in many writers phone rankings.

      • BTFO

        That’s the most delusional and shilling thing I’ve heard all day. The HTC One was blown out in sales by the Galaxy S4, the Moto X got KitKat before the One even got 4.3, the S4, note 3, Xperia Z1, LG G2, and nexus 5 all have better specs (many of those phones have a much better battery life). The capacitive buttons and 4 megapixel camera turned out to be total trash, the DAC was terrible and only become worse with the proprietary Beats Audio EQ settings. If anything, the HTC One was the worst flagship to come out in 2013.

        • Steve Park

          “the Moto X got KitKat before the One even got 4.3″ WRONG. The moto x got 4.4.2 starting late Nov 2013. My One was updated to 4.3 on Oct 21, 2013.

    • Rob

      It will likely have an SD card slot in trade off for reduced internal storage.

      User accessible batteries are on their way out. Get used to it now, its a trend that is very likely here to stay.

  • Jesse

    I just hope tmobile doesn’t get screwed again when it comes to color availability.

    • Ordeith

      I just hope T-Mobile’s customers don’t get screwed again when it comes to update availability.

  • Orlando G.

    I love my HTC One. This is the longest that i’ve held on to a phone. I usually swtcih them every 4-5 months. In my household we have an Iphone 5, SG3, SG4, LG2 and Windows phone. None of these other phones hae made me want to give up my One. I’ve tinkered with the Note 3 and it just doesnt do it for me. This M8 might be the one to make me jump.

  • 21stNow

    HTC Done. Just kidding, but I couldn’t resist.

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    Am I the Only one who thinks the end of March is kind of late to announce it? Isn’t the GS5 going to be announced next week and I also thought htc wanted to release it earlier this year. I don’t know, maybe I’m just completely wrong about this. Very Excited! Phenomenally happy launch htc One owner and cannot wait until the next version is announced. :D

  • Larry Griffin

    My vote for the name is HTC one squared… Mathematically it will still be the htc one and would make it easy to continue the line up

  • Francisco Lara

    I was going to get me a new phone two months ago but I learned of the HTC One 2 coming out early this year, so I decided to wait and I’m happy I did, if the original HTC One is any indicator of the quality of the phone, I can’t wait to have the new. =)

    • jeff

      Its going to be called the all new one ,not shitting you. And will look like cheap. Plastic based in pics.

      • Rob

        Most trolls do a much better job than you. You fail!

  • Rob

    Yeah I’ve been holding my JUMP upgrade since January to see what comes with the successor. The One is pretty much the best device I’ve ever used or owned other than the camera (which hardly gets any use from me anyway so its a moot point). I really hope they launch it with the Snapdragon 805 though, not the 800. I know I’m probably pissing in the wind on that one though. Good thing I am grandfathered into JUMP so I can trade in at the 6 month mark for a Note 4 if the tech is improved enough to warrant it.

  • J-Hop2o6

    Still enjoying my HTC One/M7. Can’t wait to see the M8.

  • Perry_F

    Whatever comes out I’m sure it will be a good build. HTC has always had a great build. Even back in the day with the mytouch, my first HTC phone.