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Analyst: Component shortage threatens launch of HTC M7

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Analyst: Component shortage threatens launch of HTC M7
Even though the next flagship phone for Taiwan based HTC has not yet been introduced, there is speculation that a component shortage will threaten to reduce the number of units of the HTC M7 that will be available at launch. Citigroup analyst Kevin Chang wrote in a note to investors that the "low yield rate of some components such as metal casings and antennas," are negatively impacting the number of phones that will be shipped. Chang now expects 500,000 HTC M7 handsets to be shipped in Q1, down from initial expectations of 3 million. Chang has continued to keep a "sell" rating on HTC's stock. 

Will a component shortage make the HTC M7 hard to find?

Will a component shortage make the HTC M7 hard to find?

The HTC M7 is expected to be equipped with a 4.7 inch FHD screen. That works out to an industry leading 468ppi pixel density. As a comparison, the Apple iPhone 5 has a 326ppi and the Samsung GALAXY S III has a 306ppi pixel density. The camera will be marketed as using Ultrapixels which is HTC's term for a process of using three 4.3MP layers in one camera sensor to produce sharper pictures with better color reproduction.

HTC is expected to introduce the phone during a February 19th press event. If the talk about a component shortage is true, we certainly would suggest that those interested in the device pre-order it as soon as possible. A launch could take place shortly after the phone is unveiled.

source: AndroidAuthority

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posted on 05 Feb 2013, 18:56 10

1. MikeG77 (Posts: 415; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)

Come on HTC your a good company but you need to get your !@#$ in line.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:20 2

2. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

I agree with you 100%

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 19:25 1

3. Desmund (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)

I'm actually looking forward to this phone although my upgrade won't be till summertime(AT&T) It's going to be between this and LG Optimus G Pro and any other Droids that might catch my eye between now and then.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 21:39

5. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

Please, if you're on AT&T, THERE ARE NO DROIDS! Droid is a BRAND on Verizon. Verizon only. Please educate yourself before returning to the comments section.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 22:02 3

6. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)

Dude, get over it. Droid was one of the largest if not the largest marketing campaigns for Android phones, not to mention "droid" is a common shortening of the term "android." Humans associate with things like that and it probably has nothing to do with Desmund not doing his homework. Please redirect your angst. These are not the androids you're looking for.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 22:21

7. KParks23 (Posts: 679; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)

Grande get over yourself many people refer to android as just droid no need to be a d-bag

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 04:50

15. Desmund (Posts: 74; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)

Yeah My Motorola Atrix says otherwise dude which I loved and still do to this day heck might not even trade it in either.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 20:43

4. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

I just realized something...Those buttons at the bottom of the screen look like onscreen buttons....from HTC???? GASP!!!!!

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 22:55 3

8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

They're not. Those are the same capacitive buttons they've been using since they started putting out ICS phones.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 22:55 1

9. Derekjeter (Posts: 1085; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)

I use to love when Phonearena would care about what news they reported. Oh wait it's always been like this. Who the hell cares about ANAlyst? HTC will still be the second Android maker behind Samsung.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 00:21

10. squill (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)

It's a lie, there is no real shortage. They are just saying that so that way there's a larger demand and they can sell even more.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 01:29

11. amansingal14 (Posts: 309; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

Isn't that the butterfly in the pic above???

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 01:36

13. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Just a render. They don't have the official pictures released by hTC

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 01:33 1

12. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

m7 will back htc to peak of honor.

posted on 06 Feb 2013, 02:03 1

14. GeekMovement (unregistered)

That is a really sleek looking device, can't wait to test it.

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