Nov 11 AT 10:10 AM Nick Gray 18 Comments

Rumor: HTC M8 heading to AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon by end of Q1 2014


After getting a look at what the HTC M8 (the HTC One’s 2014 successor) may look like, @evleaks has shared that the HTC’s new flagship Android phone will launch on all four major US service providers by the end of Q1 2014.

The M8′s predecessor, the HTC One, did technically start showing up at retail stores in Europe during the last few days of March of this year, but the company’s original plan was a March 22 launch on T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T here in the US market. Those plans fell through when camera component shortages forced HTC to push back the US launch date.

If HTC can pull off a late Q1 launch of the HTC M8, it should give the company a slight advantage over Samsung; the Galaxy S 5 is not expected until sometime in Q2. It’s certainly too early to tell if HTC’s or Samsung’s 2014 flagship will come out on top, but we’re hoping HTC is able to capitalize on an earlier release to help stabilize the company’s dire financial situation.

We definitely think HTC can do it, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Verizon somehow managed to launch the phone a few weeks after its competitors.



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

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  • Galen20K

    def my next device, the only one that could truly replace my still Awesome htc One. : )

    • yankeesusa

      It would be my next device but since I refuse to renew my contract with sprint and started buying off contract phones its hard to buy a new phone. Luckily there’s swappa which will help me a little.

  • Hom0ncruse

    final nail in the coffin for HTC One

    • Galen20K

      you’re an idiot, this is it’s successor. Some people just enjoy causing trouble. Please try to find something original hate to utter next time as opposed to every post you reuse.

    • Silencer

      Haters gonna hate!

    • yankeesusa

      Really? It doesn’t hurt to do a little reading. Hey @androidandme can you block guests from commenting. I wish there was a way to keep this from happening.

      • Nick Gray

        We could easily turn off guess comments, but we like the idea of allowing people to voice their opinion under a different name. yes, comments like these are annoying, but they are in the minority.

  • Joel

    Am I the only one who thinks that them launching before Samsung does more harm than good as opposed to if they waited until after? There’s many who hold out just to see what the next big thing is, if the one came out after the s4 last year I may have got it instead..

    • shnuffle

      I totally agree, still can’t understand why they do it..
      but for me it’s a no brainer, even though Samsung does great phones I’d never buy one if I have the option of an Htc
      just me

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      That’s really not how it works. They need to launch early to stave off the Buzz Saw that is Samsung Marketing. If they launch after they will get drowned out. They need their time as the only new High End device on the market, and stretch that for as long as they possibly can.

      • Galen20K

        You make a very good point, I hadn’t even thought of it that way.

  • yankeesusa

    If they can make something better than the htc one then it will be a great phone. I’m trying to buy an htc one to hold me off till I can afford an off contract note 3.

  • redraider133

    Im excited to see what HTC brings. Up the ultra pixel camera( nothing huge 8mp is fine) and add a larger battery in a size similar to the HTC one and you will have a killer device on your hands HTC.

    • L1ttl3z

      I agree with you but i would also need an sd card to make it a complete package. I have an evo 4glte with a 64gb class 10 sd and i have to dump it atleast once a week

  • Robert Crawford

    I just got the ONE about Three weeks ago, I know late to the party. However I would get the New One in a heartbeat,

    I can’t wait for the new device give my wife the old one.

  • rustic

    So, 5 inch screen Godzilla too? I hope the mini version will have premium specs for a change.
    Few years ago when Dell Streak introduced 5 inch screen everybody were laughing at its ridiculous size among under 4 inch devices.
    Now 5 inch is standard, though it is still ridiculous size by any accounts. People just don’t care that much, it’s all a matter of what’s normal right now.

  • donger

    Can’t wait.

  • prajapati Brijesh

    hTc mobile is nice piece and then sometimes after htc is 1st no.1 smartphone compony.