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Good morning - HTC sees 27.7% on year increase in revenue

Good morning - HTC sees 27.7% on year increase in revenue
The DigiTimes relayed that HTC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.226 billion (US$293.9 million) for the month of February 2015. This represents a 24.84% drop on monthly basis, but a 27.7% on-year increase. That's some pretty good news from the company that's seen much better days financially!

Throughout 2015, HTC will place its bets on the newly unveiled HTC One M9, as well as a wide-reaching selection of Desire-series handsets. The most interesting one among them is a purported flagship device, codenamed the HTC A55, that's to come with a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440x2560) display, an octa-core 64-bit MediaTek MT6795 processor, 3GB RAM, 20MP camera, BoomSound speakers, and other components in a similar top-shelf vein. 

In other words, it's a beefed-up HTC One M9 that may or may not fill in for a cancelled HTC One M8 Ace/Pluc variant. But we're not sure if this smartphone will be made of aluminum too. We take it we'll have to see about that down the road.


source: DigiTimes

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29 Comments

1. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Hopefully this year their subpar looking M9 isn't gonna affect them that much.

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Their Desire series is saving them IMO.

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I honestly don't think the M9 is going to generate the profit figures they will be looking for in these next few quarters. The flagship line up refreshment was more tame and in-distinctive than I honestly expected. Most consumers are going to associate this product with the same one that's been on the market for a whole year because they're vastly similar.

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Profitable only if it should have been the concept render design.

3. Biernot unregistered

WOW !!! They still use Corning Gorilla Glass 3 xD

7. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

and some other phone maker (blackberry) just release the phone with snapdragon s4.

13. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

He wants extra protection while cutting meat on this phone.

23. danielTM

Posts: 1; Member since: May 15, 2013

no, M9 is using Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Also known as HTC M9, HTC One Hima NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE LAUNCH Announced 2015, March Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2015, March BODY Dimensions 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.6 mm (5.69 x 2.74 x 0.38 in) Weight 157 g (5.54 oz) SIM Nano-SIM DISPLAY Type Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size 5.0 inches (~68.4% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density) Multitouch Yes Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4 - HTC Sense UI 7.0 PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.0.x (Lollipop) Chipset Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57 GPU Adreno 430 MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB Internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM CAMERA Primary 20.7 MP, 5376 x 3752 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash Features Automatic simultaneous video and image recording, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, HDR, panorama Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec. Secondary 4 MP, 1080p@30fps, HDR SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers 3.5mm jack Yes COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, apt-X GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS NFC Yes Infrared port Yes Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS USB microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3.0 TV-out), USB Host FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email Browser HTML5 Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator - Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0) - Google Drive (100 GB cloud storage) - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/WMV player - MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player - Document editor - Photo/video editor BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 2840 mAh battery Stand-by Up to 391 h (2G) / Up to 402 h (3G) Talk time Up to 25 h 20 min (2G) / Up to 21 h 50 min (3G) MISC Colors Gunmetal Gray, Amber Gold, Silver/Rose gold, Gold/Pink Source... GSMARENA

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

What they need to do to get back in the game is not the products itself but a change in their strategy and I'm happy to see they're getting back on track

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

What's the problem here is that they're associating their product with past laurels that aren't working for them. Design is often associated with recognition. They've been on this trajectory for two years now and it's not going to forward them anymore. They needed to differentiate their phone and tell us why it was the better the primera choice among all the other phones to choose from. They didn't do that. What they did was barely alter the design of the phone and then proceeded to pitch design ethos above function; which is not good. In a nutshell: HTC didn't make enough incremental improvement changes to the design to differentiate it; and the specs themselves still aren't up to par with what we've seen either. The S6 was far more of an improvement to the S5 than the M8 was to the M9. There's very little reason to upgrade to an M9 if you're on a Note 4, iPhone 6 or even another M8.

9. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

The same thing happened in 2012 when one x was exceptional looking over s3 and then next year s4 was looking almost like s3 ,where as m7 nailed it with the design. After boring 3 years of design Sammy has made something little bit good looking(with protruding camera ). So I guess its OK for HTC (at least thy cover the camera lens with Sapphire glass).

12. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Whether or not you liked the more utilitarian plastic of the Galaxy S. The point was, they did enough to differentiate them. The S4 shrunk bezels and increased the screen size while being smaller; changed the shape of the home button and camera/flash layout. The whole design was more functional and an improvement overall from the S3. The S5 changed the material around to pick up less finger prints on the back with a more higher quality dimpled soft touch plastic that was easier to grip, the size and bezels changed on the device slightly to incorporate another functional utility: IP 67 ratings. The differences were enough to notice between the S4 and 5 when you paid enough attention. The M7 didn't really nail anything or change anything for the better functionality of the phone. Albeit it, the shift from plastic to aluminum was a good ploy to try to advertise premium at first; but that's all they've done since then and people don't care, not to mention more companies are going that route, so now they're resting on laurels.

16. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Well it changed many things including the software with sense 5,front facing speakers etc. And it was ranked and awarded best phone of 2013. Nothing wrong to advertise it as premium if it is a premium looking device. Apple does that since long time with their iPhones. Now even if s6 has premium looks they compromised on smaller non removable battery, no SD card etc so it's up to them but all those fans who kept saying we don't need premium material but need swappable battery and SD card what will they do now? They expected Sammy to be same as they were. Now they don't have a choice but still they will defend their fav oem.

19. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I'm sure Samsung did a lot of internal demographic sampling to figure out just how many people were utilizing external storage and batteries, polled survey data; looked at different markets for the usages for these features in a flagship device and made a conclusive decision to remove them for that reason. I doubt this was decided on a rash whim. Their design changes were in consideration of what the majority would find acceptable, not the vocal minorities on tech venues such as this one. There's no pleasing every user with design changes; but they are aiming to appease the larger base at hand, as profitability is their primary concern. This is simple business 101. I am one of those users that advocated the uses of plastic over useless aesthetics that did nothing for the phone and maybe even hindered it and I also appreciated expandable storage that was offered that many other OEMs weren't offering at the time. But market trends change, so do our tastes, and I realize this and not having those features isn't detrimental to me.

6. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

But pathetic. I have seen only 1 HTC one M8 in my country. I see iphones, galaxy phones and xperias.

11. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

That means m8 is unique ;)

14. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Nice spin on a failure of a product. Just face it, HTC's mindset and strategy is off base and out of touch with consumeristic buying habits, they don't placate well. That's why these devices don't sell well.

18. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

They don't sell well because of their stupid advertisement. Not because they make bad products.

22. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

If you see the live streaming of both HTC M9 & Galaxy S6, then you'll know Samsung understand the market more than HTC. Just look at Samsung JK. Shin vs. Peter Chow presentation, and specially the dress use by HTC chairwoman cher wang(unfashionable?) vs. the samsung (vp?). I think samsung is more fashionable & understand what people want than HTC. (sorry misspost... this should be the reply to number 18.)

21. gueAHOK

Posts: 156; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Unfortunately, this kind of unique means destroyed/vanished/dead.

24. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

It means people have common sense and are not buying unreliable tech from a company that never listens to their customer´s concerns...

29. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Sammy did not listen to there loyal fanboys who bragged about removable battery and SD card over a good looking design or which is only made out of plastic. What you have to say about that?

27. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

that's why i'm happy to be the only one using the m8 from where i'm at. I have never seen anyone from my school using it, which makes me real proud I own such an authentic handset

15. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

same design and snapdragon 810 might hurt their target for this year.. I still prefer desire design than the m9

17. limporgyuk

Posts: 357; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

That is good news for everone. No consumer wants a monopoly.

20. Tajiseo

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Yes they do, consumers are pushing Apple, for some reason, incomprehensible

25. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

But but but....only Samsung is making money with Android.....

26. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

HTC keep up the good work, best android available. People are waking up.

28. Sale247

Posts: 72; Member since: May 08, 2014

I will say just few things about HTC's flagship's. I still have M7,and I will buy M9. Why? Well,I dropp my HTC like hundreds of times,it drop out my pocket in the midlle on the street on rainy day,and cars literraly drove over him!! And-nothing! Only camera turns more red! And we all know that camera on M7 sucks! I got update on Lollipop 2 week ago,and it flies!! My question is-would I still have Samsung S4,with all this accidents? And i had doubts what phone to buy... I rest my case... Maybe my English isnt great. But-my phone isn't uniqe,like in some countries... LOL

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