We now know why the most recent HTC One is referred to as the M9
The HTC One was unveiled a couple of years ago, and at that time, the “M” naming scheme was birthed. HTC has released the One M7, One M8, and the soon to be One M9. I often wondered what the Mx designation meant, and today we know thanks to HTC Senior Global Online Communications Manager Jeff Gordon.
If you remember, before the original One M7 was announced, it was rumored to exist under a codename of M7. Eventually when they announced the phone, that M7 name stuck with it. We don’t know where the “M” part of the equation came from, but we do know what the numbers represent.
The One M7 represented the 7th flagship phone since HTC embarked on their own brand, so that is why a “7” was placed after the “M”. I think you guys are smart enough to understand that the One M8 and One M9 are the 8th and 9th flagship phones respectively.
The complete list is as follows….
9. HTC One M9
8. HTC One M8
7. HTC One M7
6. HTC One X
5. HTC Sensation
4. HTC EVO 4G
3. HTC Hero
2. HTC Dream
1. HTC Touch
And that’s the reason why the latest HTC One is called the M9.
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