Maybe this will turn into a catch-all thread for speculation about future phones, maybe it won't, but I wanted to create a thread specifically to discuss phones that will come in 2015. Why 2015? Because we're about to make one of those jumps in design, IMO. The reason? New SoCs. If you look at the new premium chips that Qualcomm will offer next year, they are octo-core 64-bit chips that will perform as well as modern day chips but consume significantly lower power. This will enable a much smaller battery. Proof of concept? The Oppo R5. They're not using the new premium chip but they're using a 64-bit octo-core chip which is clocked much lower than premium chips today. In comparison to something like the Nexus 5, the chip is clocked at a speed that is 15% lower, and thus they're able to use a battery that's also 15% smaller. This enables them to make the phone ridiculously thin and light whilst maintaining battery life and performance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OAQUcQqDD0 Now let's take a look back at HTC's designs for their flagships for the past 3 years. In 2012, they had the HTC One X, with a width of 8.9mm. In 2013, they had the HTC One M7, with a width of 9.3mm. In 2014, they had the HTC One M8, with a width of 9.4mm. They haven't been able to make their phones thinner, even though the screen size has gotten larger with each iteration. With a bigger screen size and thus more room in the phone to arrange the internals, they were still unable to create a thinner phone. It's because of the chips in the phones. I'm hoping that next year's HTCs will be much thinner. I'm hoping that if they can prioritise the right features, they can create a phone that's only 6-7mm wide, which would be amazing to hold. That's, of course, assuming that battery life is unchanged ie. easily lasts one full day of use. I know everyone wants more battery life but a larger battery means a heavier phone. The Nexus 6 is beautiful but its weight is edging very close to 200g. That's on the heavy side for me. I like thin and I like light because it's easy to carry, use and of course it feels nice in the hand and in the pocket. I'm hoping next year will be a year full of thin, light and beautiful phones because the chips next year will not constrain the design of phones anymore.