Taiwan's economic affairs ministry says HTC should focus on mid to low-range phones
0. phoneArena 19 Nov 2013, 01:03 posted on
HTC says that the low and mid-range areas of the smartphone market have been its downfall this year. While the HTC One has apparently been selling well, the company did manage to recently report a quarterly operating loss for the first time in company history. Meanwhile, the Taiwan based firm has seen its share of the global smartphone market decline from 10.7% in 2011 to a current 4%. How can HTC get its market share back on an uptrend...
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1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Mid and low end phones in the U.S. would be an almost certain fail. Of course, HTC hasn't exactly been able to get traction in the U.S. for a while now. Mainland China seems to have their own internal manufacturers dominating, so don't know if HTC can get traction there either.
8. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
The amount of success the Moto G brings in the US market will show whether there is a market for budget/low end phones or not. But then again, HTC are really keen on overpricing their phones.
14. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1577; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Honestly, we are at the point that a mid end phone is still powerful for everyday usage. Next year, the S600 processor will be in every mid end phone and no one will ever think a mid end phone is useless anymore. Even with S4 processor in Nexus 4, I rarely notice any lag or slow down.
2. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)
no there is so many mid-range/lower range HTC phones and no one is buying theme. we all want the very high end HTC phones with the best/latest specs. HTC need to fix there camera issues they need to stop with the ultra pixel thing or make the picture Quality like other phones out there, like the LG G2 or Note3. not one needs 4mp or ultra pixel camera we are not in 1970's. make phones with 8 ultra pixel cameras and up or don't make phones.
3. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)
put a snapdragon 400 processor or s4 pro in a device with 720p screen and price it accordingly. $250-$300 price range would help them sell phones. oh yeah and stop rehashing the design of the ONE for gods sake and come up with something slick and new. Let's go HTC do something right to help u get back to the top.
4. darkskoliro (Posts: 1009; Member since: 07 May 2012)
What they need is the next nexus...I would chuck money at my screen until it appeared.
5. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)
that would be amazing if they make the next Nexus it would be a hit.
7. LiyanaBG (Posts: 381; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)
YUP i would buy 2 or 3 of them if this comes true :)
9. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
HTC doesn't get the idea of making a phablet like Samsung does. A phablet is not supposed to be only a blown up phone, but they need to make use of the screen space with multi-window and stylus support
This is why the One Max is such a massive failure.
10. darkskoliro (Posts: 1009; Member since: 07 May 2012)
Just my opinion, but I prefer stock android on smaller screens :( and plus I wouldnt go above 5" anyway...N5 size sounds very good.
12. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)
maybe they r right. bcuz nokia survived bcuz of sales of low end devices...
13. tiara6918 (Posts: 1666; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Htc has so many mid range devices in china but I don't think they're selling very well though
15. Taters (Posts: 3653; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
HTC needs to work on the range where they don't produce garbage. Unfortunately, they seem to have lemons whether it is low, mid, or high end.