Jul 10 AT 3:24 PM Nick Gray 14 Comments

HTC to unify Butterfly, One brands – updated HTC One coming later this year

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The Verizon HTC One receiving FCC approval is certainly big news, but three new HTC rumors should be considered if you were planning to purchase the HTC One this summer.

No. 1:

A rumor out of Pocket-lint claims that an updated HTC One is scheduled to hit the market later this year. No details regarding specs are given, so it’s unclear how much of an upgrade this new device would be over the current HTC One. It could be another case of an HTC One X+ over the HTC One X. Or, the source may simply be referring to the HTC One Max, which is expected to launch in the next month or two.

No. 2:

The source also claims that the 2014 follow-up to the HTC One is currently being referred to as the HTC M8. While the name doesn’t say much, HTC is using a variety of different code names when working with external sources in an effort to keep rumors and device leaks to a minimum.

No. 3:

Pocket-lint is also reporting that HTC is looking to consolidate the HTC Butterfly and HTC One line of phones. The HTC Butterfly was introduced last fall in Asia and was altered slightly when the phone came to Verizon as the Droid DNA. The rumor suggests that HTC will kill off the HTC Butterfly line and move the polycarbonate-clad device under the HTC One name. With the HTC Butterfly S already announced, the consolidation work is not expected to kick in until early 2014.

How does this affect your purchasing decision, if at all?

Source: Pocket-lint

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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