Keeping former flagship models around at a more affordable price when they’re succeeded is an increasingly popular technique. At one point the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S combined were thought to be matching sales of the iPhone 5. Similarly, 2012’s Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the best value-for-money handsets around at the moment.
As such, it comes as no surprise to hear that the beloved HTC One is tipped to stick around when the new thingy comes out.
That’s the story according to Phones Review, which in turn credits “a source close to a popular mobile phone retail chain”.
Incidentally, the source claims to have seen the HTC One Two (codename M8), and was supposedly “really impressed by its design and features”.
The HTC One was widely praised for its design, and picked up numerous awards, including the EISA’s European Advanced Smartphone of the Year 2013-2014, and Best Smartphone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014.
There’s no specific mention of what HTC One price might be after the HTC One Two (or whatever it’s called) is released, or if HTC will make a big deal of it.
As I mentioned, the older Samsung Galaxy S models tend to stick around, but Sammo hasn’t exactly made a huge song and dance about it.
In any case, the HTC One Two launches on March 25, less than two weeks from now.