shadders139

When will HTC release their next flagship phone after the HTC one? Not this year?

(and I don't mean the HTC one Max, since that's more of a phablet than a phone)

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Jun. 10, 2013 at 23:54

Since the One isn't sh*t (like the One X and the Sensation), HTC have no reason to release a One XE or a One+ as they did in 2011 and 2012. On that basis, I'd guess their next flagship device will be released in Spring 2014.

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matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 10, 2013 at 23:54

Since the One isn't sh*t (like the One X and the Sensation), HTC have no reason to release a One XE or a One+ as they did in 2011 and 2012. On that basis, I'd guess their next flagship device will be released in Spring 2014.

shadders139  Jun. 11, 2013 at 00:02

I see, do you think the S4 or the HTC one will have any new competition by november/december time? I'll be looking for a new phone around then, and kinda feel that the HTC one will be a bit 'old' by then (old in mobile tech terms, and since i've had my current phone for over 2 years I'd quite like to get the cutting edge!)

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 11, 2013 at 00:59

I see, do you think the S4 or the HTC one will have any new competition by november/december time? I'll be looking for a new phone around then, and kinda feel that the HTC one will be a bit 'old' by then (old in mobile tech terms, and since i've had my current phone for over 2 years I'd quite like to get the cutting edge!)
Since you've already discounted the One Max as it'll be a phablet, I assume you aren't interested in the Note 3 either? Bar those two (and the iPhone 5S) I can't see there being many more interesting phones until 2014's round of flagship devices. I guess we might see the elusive Motorola X-Phone at some point, but I wouldn't hold your breath...

IMHO, the best time to buy a phone is spring and the worst time is around Christmas. If I was you, I'd keep my current phone until spring 2014 and see what Samsung and HTC come out with then, at least that way you'll have a cutting edge device for the longest possible time. Also, if you sign a 2 year contract, when it runs out it'll be spring again and time for 2016's round of new, flagship devices :).

shadders139  Jun. 11, 2013 at 15:49

thanks for the advice :) yeah I've discounted the phablets because I feel they are far too big for my purposes. And yeah it would make sense to wait till spring 2014 and get a 2 year contract, I just wish it wasn't so far away as i'm getting sick of my current phone! I think the motorola X-phone has already been confirmed for autumn release in the US, has it not? And is the nexus 5 not rumoured to be released around then as well? Although i'm not really expecting anything too special from either of these, so again I may just have to wait until spring for the next round of samsung and htc phones :(

shuwaz  Jun. 11, 2013 at 19:40

If you wait around for 'the next best phone due out next year' you could be waiting a while. There's not a massive difference between the phones out there now and the others due out soon after.

Probably wiser to look for a phone you like the look, feel and features of. Of course that's easier to do if you're a fan of Apple products.

If you like Android, just choose between the S4, HTC One or Note 2. You wont be disappointed as long as you consider the looks and feel of the phone.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 11, 2013 at 19:59

If you wait around for 'the next best phone due out next year' you could be waiting a while. There's not a massive difference between the phones out there now and the others due out soon after.

Probably wiser to look for a phone you like the look, feel and features of. Of course that's easier to do if you're a fan of Apple products.

If you like Android, just choose between the S4, HTC One or Note 2. You wont be disappointed as long as you consider the looks and feel of the phone.

Remember, the OP isn't looking to buy until the end of 2013, if he was looking to purchase today I'd definitely recommend the One/S4/Note 2 (the best 3 phones, IMHO).

I see your point that waiting for the next new thing can be a futile task, but it's always nice to know that when you've spend ~£500 on a phone that it's going to be the best available for the longest possible time. Personally, I couldn't bring myself to buy a phone around Xmas time knowing that a few months later it'd be an old model and the cool, new devices would be out.

Obviously, these timings don't hold true for the iPhone, Note or Nexus series as they don't stick to the traditional spring release cycle that other high end devices have, but the principle remains the same.

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