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HTC One might launch in very limited quantities, UltraPixel camera to blame

0. phoneArena 08 Mar 2013, 05:07 posted on

HTC isn't doing very well right now. Sure, its smartphones are without a doubt really nice and all, but the thing is that the company is having serious troubles selling enough of them. Yet now that the HTC One is to launch in the near future, some believe that things might finally change for the better. Others, however, aren't so sure about that...

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posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:13 13

1. sonisoe (Posts: 417; Member since: 06 May 2009)


10 million units is still an astronomical number for htc...cant quiet recall but the first galaxy s or sgs2 sold between 10-20 mio.... Of course sgs3 was even more, but like i said, for htc 10 mio is still huge...

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:22 15

5. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


yeah. Still higher than the 4M Lumias sold last year. haha

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 06:26 4

22. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


and they called it the flahship phone of htc..................

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 06:26 2

23. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


You mean last qauter. Nokia sold around 8 million lumias last year. Counting asha and symbian they sold close to 20million smartphones

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 07:42 5

42. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


It was the first. The S2 has sold well over 40 million. It's second highest selling Android phone of all-time behind the S3.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 11:26 2

49. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The GS2 took a long time to reach 40 million. Two years and a lot of the sales was a direct result of them wanting a GS3 but settling for the GS2.

10-15 million in the first half of 2013 is a lot. In fact, it sounds way too high considering 100 million just recently committed to the GS3 and iPhone 5. Plus who knows how many GS4 orders there are. I really doubt the carriers would risk stocking 10 million HTC Ones, unless HTC is paying for shelf space and willing to take back shipments that do not sell.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 12:26 2

52. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Phonearena: the only website where the users will constantly thumb you down for simply stating facts.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 07:54 8

43. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


htc is so dead.................. bad news htc

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 08:53

44. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Moral of this story? When in Rome, do as the romans do.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 11:21

48. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


10 million is a lot. I highly doubt the carriers ordered that much. This was probably purposely leaked so they have excuses to the shareholders.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:14 9

2. ideal_josh (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


More bad news: the s4 wld be announced before HTC one goes on sale

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:16 4

3. SEULATER (banned) (Posts: 10; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Htc why didn't you add Exneon Flash?
Optical 3x Zoom?
Carl Zeiss optics, and bigger lens?

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:22 10

7. jsdechavez (Posts: 731; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Nokia can. Only Nokia can.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:31 3

11. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


a) Xenon flashes make the phone thicker, wait for another year or two if or want a thin phone with a xenon. The timing of the flash needs to be right otherwise its moot.
b)Optical zoom on a phone will make it almost a brick
c) Carl Zeiss optics are exclusive to Nokia, on phones that is (at least for now)

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 06:22

21. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Xenon flash is too big, the capacitor alone is 6mm thick, thats why N8 and 808 PureView was thick. Carl Zeiss seems to be only exclusive to Nokia (not to mention it's expensive) when it comes to smartphone cameras. Unlike Nokia, other companies want to keep the phone as slim as possible and yet push the limits of the camera quality, you cant have the best of both worlds.

HTC makes really nice phones, but Peter Chou always talk big and fail to live up to expectations - he makes a big deal out of things he shouldnt, for the One, obviously it's the camera - it's underperforming.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 06:40 2

27. oying24 (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


how can you say its underperforming?? its not on sale yet right? all the samples that you have from beta.. why judging it so quickly.?? wait till they release the stock one. and start the comparison?? okay? to be fair my friend.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 06:53 2

30. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Yes, there are not on sale yet, and the recent sample photos show they are underperforming. Unless they tweak the software a bit more in their final product. 4MP = bigger pixels = lesser noise? But the samples had lots of noise.
4MP is roughly 2500 X 1600, not even enough for me to work on a photoshop. It;s true the pixel number is not everything, but 4MP is simply too low.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 07:01 2

35. oying24 (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


i agree with you with the photoshop thing but i guess they designed it for social networking purposes (FB.tiwtter instagram etc) just maybe. but to be fair,lmaybe lets just wait the final unit. :) if you are pointing on the sample from youtube,try to watch those pics on 1080p HD. just a suggestion.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 09:00

45. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Actually, some of the Sony Ericsson phones had Xenon flash, including the K800i, K810i, K850i, C901, C905 and Satio.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:21 8

4. darkskoliro (Posts: 1077; Member since: 07 May 2012)


I think 10 million is already quite a good start for HTC to be quite honest, given its recent sales. But you really shouldnt keep demand low if there is that much competition out there.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:22 4

6. wendygarett (unregistered)


Limited quantity but still, none of it will sell well...
nice try for creating the hype I see...

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 06:27

24. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


So...no, "take my money"?

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:23 3

8. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


they make so many reason just to cover their financial lose.
Its easy to tell the thruth and people will understand that

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:24 1

9. smallworld (Posts: 488; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I think HTC is a too small company to continue alone. They will certainly be acquired by a larger company.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:28 4

10. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


And there goes HTC's chance to make wrongs right. Shame.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:36 6

12. Brutus (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Come on htc... Fix your camera (Its perfect from my point of view) and start shipping the ONE globally. Its the only chance of your revival. Take your time and make it "THE ONE"

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:42 2

13. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


another bad year for HTC
maybe they're preparing the ground to introduce their second 2013 flagship.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 07:16 4

38. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


bad year. the phone is not even for sale yet. get real.

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 07:26 2

40. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


DNA and Butterfly fail, this is also will fail!!
Gimmick or Not they need to make a stand out

posted on 08 Mar 2013, 05:56 2

14. ray77 (Posts: 126; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


the only company can delivery issss samsung lol

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