HTC One M8 sales ‘fading’, and it’s only gonna get worse

HTC One M8 sales ‘fading’, and it’s only gonna get worseBeing top of the smartphone ladder, Samsung is fairly open about sales of its latest flagships, with the recent Galaxy S5 supposedly shifting 10 million units in less than a month – even faster than the Galaxy S4.

Things are less clear with the HTC One M8, though one particular analyst reckons sales are “fading”, with various big-name phones on the horizon threatening to do even more damage.

That’s the word over on CNET, citing Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael “Mike” Walkley.

Despite releasing what was largely regarded as one of the best handsets on the market with 2013's One, and following up this year with the One M8, HTC continues to struggle against big names like Apple and Samsung.

And further down the spec ladder, there’s increasing competition from Chinese manufacturers like Meizu and ZTE.

It’s all pretty grim, and worse still when you consider that the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are tipped to arrive in September, and not forgetting the much-discussed Galaxy F.

The rumoured HTC One M8 Prime has supposedly been cancelled, too, and while the HTC One M8 Max might take its place, there’s little to suggest why it’d miraculously reverse HTC’s ailing fortunes.

Long forgotten is that solitary quarter when HTC was the top smartphone maker (in terms of volume shipped) in the US. Time to pack it in completely?

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 10, 2014 at 12:34

The HTC One M8 has nothing to make it a compelling upgrade.
The most unique feature is its 3D effect which is in a proprietary format and utterly useless - no way to share, transfer or convert...
That is not to say it's bad.... just pointles.

krogothnx  Jul. 10, 2014 at 13:21

I genuinely still think the m8 was a downgrade. Slightly bigger screen making it unweildy, and removing OIS to make an already questionable camera worse? No ta.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 10, 2014 at 13:42

Funnily, I love the M8's camera - most of the time it's exactly what I need. But I'd say 9/10 people would be disappointed - blue sky that magically turns white.... Cats whiskers mostly purple :))

Otherwise, I'm underwhelmed. Nothing, not a thing that makes it better than the 75% cheaper Moto G - except for the SD slot

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 11, 2014 at 21:24

Met someone today who's been trying to sell an unused upgrade M8 for 3 weeks... Last week down to €400 not 1 offer o_O


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