HTC plans on producing more entry-level models in 2015

HTC plans on producing more entry-level models in 2015
Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia, said that the manufacturer will be producing more entry-level 4G handsets in the region during the first quarter of 2015. The executive said that HTC will be selling these entry-level models over the internet, along with specially designed models. Internet sales now account for a double-digit percentage of HTC's total handset sales.

It sounds as though HTC plans on using a similar online sales technique as the one employed by Xiaomi to help the latter ring up a ton of sales. By offering low priced handsets through the internet, HTC hopes to balance the distribution of its top-shelf handsets through the usual channels, including carrier sales. The sequel to the HTC One (M8) is reportedly code-named the HTC Hima.

Tong also announced that the HTC RE Camera has had strong sales since the action camera's release earlier this year. More than 20,000 units should be rung up before the end of this year.

source: DigiTimes

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13 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2262; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

all those entry levels should have hd screens,boomsound,sense 7,amazing design in order to stay competitive

12. Bertelgeus

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

The (now returned) Nexus 9 was the first HTC device for me, and most probably the last. I really wonder - What the hell are they thinking they are? Charging $400 for such a crap is almost a crime.

2. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Also start selling flagship models online by reducing $50-$100 to that what we get in store.

3. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Who cares about HTC entry level smartphones?

4. rocksy

Posts: 67; Member since: May 06, 2014

HTC VO2 may be HTC's First AndroidOne Smartphone or HTC's may be its Cheapest Android phone. Htc smartphone with 4.7 inch,Dual sim functionality HTC VO2 imported to india at price 3179rs ($52),retailer price expected around $100 (6000rs). Source= Zauba http://bit.do/VVix HTC DESIRE 526G with 4.7 inch,Dual sim functionality imported to India at price 6780rs ($109) ,retailer price expected around 10000rs ($160). http://bit.do/VViA

5. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

HTC is exorbitantly overpriced in India thats why they don't have any market share here. No one is going to give a premium to HTC over Samsung/Sony. Hope they check on their blatant overpricing here.

6. dimas

Posts: 3235; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

If they'll do online selling to lower their prices, that would be great. They just have to make surethat they're no going to that hunger marketing by xiaomi and that their legit distributors have links in their official website.

7. Ishtiaque99

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Htc will make entry level phone and give mid range price tag and they Hope they will sell Well.

8. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

HTC does everything right except the price. So lets hope they get it right next year

9. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

HTC ONE M9 HTC ONE M9 MINI HTC ONE M9 MAX HTC ONE M9 BUTTERFLY HTC ONE M9 PRO HTC ONE M9 PREMIUM HTC ONE M9 (LIKE NO ONE!) EDITION HTC ONE M9 (HEY HEY IMMA BE YO !) EDITION HTC ONE M9 hallelujah EDITON

10. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

You forgot half of them. The windows editions

11. jerk009

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 21, 2014

Ho ho... Ho

13. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

To put simply HTC is emulating Apple. Period.

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