So the news is in, from Bryan Fuller at San Diego Comic Con, the forthcoming Star Trek series will be called Star Trek Discovery, featuring the U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031.
The ship has been revealed in the video below, which shows what appears to be one of the original designs for the U.S.S. Enterprise, during pre-production of Phase II and Star Trek: The Motion Picture, designed by Ralph McQuarrie.
Also note the low registry of the ship, 1031, which suggests to me at least some kind of prequel, or possible a ship from the past which has arrived in the present (whatever date that may be).
Also another thing to notice is the font used on the hull markings, it looks very much like that of the Enterprise from the Kelvin-verse movies, maybe another hint to the ships origins.
For me personally, I don’t like the design of the ship, it’s very un-Starfleet, I always look at it and think urgh whenever I see it in publications about the making of Star Trek and other media.
Anyways, I’ll still be looking forward to the new series, which will be aired on Netflix around the world and CBS Access All Areas in the US.