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.
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