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Despite All Problems, 5 Million HTC One Units Were Shipped So Far

After a prolonged decline, which left the Taiwanese company outside the list of the world’s most important smartphone makers, the guys at HTC have finally managed to launch an impressive smartphone that has the potential to compete with other big names of the business like iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, and Sony Xperia Z. Unfortunately the Taiwanese company had some problems with the production of the HTC One, but, in the meantime, the situation have been fixed, and HTC managed to recover some of the lost ground, selling about 5 million One units.

Besides dismissing the rumors saying that HTC collapse is imminent, the sales performance achieved by the Asian phone maker shows us that HTC is no longer struggling to survive on the smartphone market that is getting more competitive each year, but it manages to make some profits, too. Still compared to the Samsung rival – a company that sold 10 million Galaxy S4 units in less than a month since the launch – HTC still has a lot to catch up.

In an interview for The Wall Street Journal, one of the HTC heads said, under the protection of the anonymity, that the HTC One demand is maintaining at a good level, but that it still exceeds the production capacity of the company. It seems that the company still has supply problems with the subassemblies shipped to the company by the OEM partners.

Even though, for a moment, the HTC One sales managed to put an end to the company’s decline, the profit generated by the 5 million HTC One sold units might not be enough to help the Taiwanese brand return among the big players that activate on the smartphone market. For this, HTC needs more than a successful smartphone model, while the rest of its line-up is completely refreshed.

In case you forgot, I will remind you that the HTC One is running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box with New Sens UI on top of it, while boasting a 4.7-inch display with 1080p resolution and Super LCD3 technology. The flagship smartphone also comes with a Snapdragon 600 chipset manufactured by Qualcomm, based on four Krait 300 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, and 32/64 GB of internal storage.

While HTC’s rivals have used 13 megapixel sensors on their flagship smartphones (see Sony Xperia Z, Samsung Galaxy S4, and LG Optimus G Pro), the One sports a 4 megapixel camera with UltraPixel sensor, 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, optical image stabilization, and 1080p full HD video recording support.

HTC One comes with all the connectivity features worthy of a high-end smartphone, like WiFi a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, 4G LTE, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, NFC chip, and IR blaster.

Are you one of the 5 million lucky HTC One owners? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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  • Gabs

    I am a recent owner of this HTC One and love it. The speakers are amazing. The camera is fantastic and its effects are fun and creative. The news feed on the live home page is new to me. It took me a while to figure it out but all in all its a great phone and I’m proud to have one.

  • mike66939

    I bought a Galaxy s4. I have to say, I really don’t see what the big deal is. Most of the features are gimmicks that don’t work as advertised but that doesn’t bother me much as I keep the disabled and never planned to use them much. On top of that the phone overheats and lag a lot… It was between this S4 and the One for me. Got the short end of the stick I guess. 🙁

  • george

    1word brilliant

  • Ted

    HTC one is all good except the HTC Sync software is absolute crap.


    the phone is great. however, there are issues with text messaging. duplicate texts are sent and received (maybe <10% of text messages). overall, the phone is a wonderful piece of engineering, but the error of sending/receiving 2-15 of the same text is not acceptable…hopefully this will be fixed with the 4.2.2 update

  • Jay

    everything is perfect except for the three dots at the bottom of the screen when a third party app is running