HTC One sales are strong: 5 million sold despite supply issues

HTC One sales are strong: 5 million sold despite supply issues
Just as Samsung confirmed its Galaxy S4 has become its most popular Android smartphone selling 10 million in less than a month, now HTC also gets bragging rights as its HTC One sold 5 million in almost the same period.

In just about a month of full availability, HTC has sold 5 million One units and while that is half the Samsung number, it is nonetheless an extremely strong showing from a company that is said to be undergoing some tough times.

“Orders are pretty good so far and are still more than what we can supply. This is partly due to the shortage of components. When the issue is resolved next month, we will have a better idea if it's doing really well or not,” an anonymous HTC executive said.

Sales of the HTC One could reportedly have been even higher but because of constant supply issues. We’ve heard it numberous times that the UltraPixel camera was slowing the company down and ruined its plans to outpace Samsung with the launch of its 2013 flagship.

All in all, selling 5 million devices is an encouraging sign for HTC, especially if the company can keep this pace in the coming months.

source: Wall Street Journal via Android Authority

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1. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

5 million NOT sold. Read the source.... "...about 5 million sold..." not the same thing as "5 million sold" HTC have sold less than half of Samsung Galaxy S4. Would have had one more sale here with an sd card slot and removable battery or at least 3000mah version. Oh well. Samsung also getting stock android version.

6. rcl4444

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

??? The source says 5 million sold - says it a number of times actually. Regardless, even if it's 5 mill ordered or shipped as a result of vendor orders, it's still a strong indicator of demand. And considering supply issues and that's it's not available in many markets this is a great result! I hope it continues or improves, and hence put some pressure on Samsung and others to produce flagships with better designs and materials. It makes it a win for all us consumers.

14. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Read the original source.....WSJ The verge has the correct story

52. pulkit.tyagi

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

its still a good news for HTC ! don't u think ?

60. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

They might have crossed 5 million mark while you 2 were fighting !

13. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

great job htc when htc have some issue in produce .. one king 2013..we need to respect to this handpeace.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why does it matter to you? And how many s4's have YOU bought? Fanboys are such a pain.

34. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Fact is, it is still a really great phone, something that more and more Sammy fanboys aren't willing to admit. I am sure that the S4 is a great phone. I, however, love my One. Seems far too many people would like to see the smartphone market dominated by Apple or Samsung, which would be bad for consumers. Right now, we have some really great choice around, like the S4, the One, the Lumia series for WP8, to name 3. This is what people should want: GREAT CHOICES.

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

100% agreed bro. It makes no sense how a beautiful successful phone like the One can be dissed for selling 5 million units. So what if the s4 has sold more, who cares? You can't go wrong with either one.

103. rsaunders917

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 19, 2012

I had a Galaxy S3, which was the perfect phone for me. But after dropping it on a concrete floor the 4th time (no protective case), the microphone failed although it didn't have even the smallest scatch on it. So, wanting to try something different, I bought an HTC One. It wasn't love at first sight (only my S3 did that to me), but it's growing on me with time. Battery management is fantastic if you turn off all unneeded connectivities most of the time. I'm not really a form over substance person, and I'm really starting to like the HTC, especially its impressive voice call quality and strong signal strength almost anywhere. But somehow, I miss the ergonomics of the S3 and, in my own view, the much better usability and range of options available such as smart stay. But either phone is just really a great phone. Compared to phone of eons ago (about 3 years ago), these two phones just feels really quite advanced and really high tech.

56. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I think its a great phone - I love the front facing stereo speakers. But lack of expandable storage makes it a no go for me. If I were upgrading today, I'd have to go with the GS4 for that reason and the battery. Also, I wish HTC would go back to built in kickstands.

68. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Common sense tells me that buttons that do not always work does not make a great phone...yes I own one. I haven't gotten my S4 yet because I might get the Google one but it doesn't take a genius to know that HTC has once again f**ked up with the button issue I have on my phone.

74. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

i agree. my sister has the htc one and when i use it the buttons are kind of annoying. but the phone still looks good and the screen is very good.

75. jicasti

Posts: 1; Member since: May 23, 2013

Common sense tells me you haven't checked for the new update. New update on the One fixes the button sensitivity issue.

92. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I just checked on my Roger's HTC One. Don't have it yet and I have been suffering from the buttons since launch. Does common sense tell you that I should ignore a month or so of unpleasant user experience just because they have an update coming?

33. khmer

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

HTC sold about 5 millions ONE at their own cost. You will see what is their profit will be by the end the quarter. A lot of HTC experts are moving out to a different companies.

35. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Sometimes big change is a good thing. Can be painful, but in the end, better for all.

64. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I wouldn't call them experts... They're head of the company but that doesn't mean they absolutely know what they're doing. The new marketing dude is doing a much better job than the previous.

80. ECPirate37

Posts: 346; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

If "about 5 million sold" then it could also be over 5 million sold. It could just as easily be 5,006,000 and they would say "about 5 million sold". My question is, what source did you use to determine they have yet to hit the 5 million mark?

2. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Well done HTC.

16. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

HTC is continuously doing a great job,5 million units sold is incredible considering the fact that HTC one is still not available in some countries and already had a good start on sales. +1 to you,look at the number of fanboys who thumbed you down

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly. Sammy fanboys are thumbing down big time today

37. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

You know I've said it before dark, the Sammy fans are getting as bad or worse than the hardcore iPhone fans. Just to point out, one terrible thing about the S4 that people want to overlook is the internal storage on it that is actually available is around 8.6 GB. Not everything can be put on a microSD card, so that is horrible internal storage for a phone that so many consider to be the best.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They never seem to want to point that out, and yes apple and Sammy fanboys seem to be one, and the same now

50. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Yeah. How some people can be stupid enough 2 think they need to defend companies like your talking about their momma when someone has a valid complaint

88. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

especially considering that it's not available on Verizon yet. there's no telling how many people on the nation's largest carrier are waiting to pull the trigger when their version of the One gets announced. i may be one of them because my MAXX HD is starting to devalue and i'm gonna need to get something pretty quick before getting something starts to really cost me some money.

3. aditzut

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

I will wait till this phone is avaiable in romania!

47. Yodaa

Posts: 21; Member since: May 22, 2013

Yoda hates romania

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wrong you are master yodaa

57. tedkord

Posts: 17453; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Be careful who you pick a fight with. Judge him not by his size.

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