HTC returns to the black in Q2, thanks to the HTC One (M8)
posted by Alan F. / Jul 03, 2014, 2:54 PM
The turnaround is led by the HTC One (M8), the company's current flagship Android flavored handset. Taking the same award winning design it used for the HTC One (M7) in 2013, HTC expanded the size of the screen to 5 inches for the HTC One (M8), and added the much requested microSD slot. And instead of settling for the Snapdragon 600 processor, HTC opted for the Snapdragon 801 CPU. On the back, the Duo camera set up allows HTC One (M8) users to change the focal point of a photograph, even after it has been processed. While the 2600mAh battery doesn't offer the capacity seen on the cells used by the competition, HTC has done a good job of optimizing the battery so that users can get a full day of usage without having to recharge the phone.
Despite turning a profit in the quarter, some analysts are concerned that the HTC One (M8) is going to run out of steam once the rumored Samsung Galaxy F is released, and the Apple iPhone 6 is launched.
Also helping HTC's fortunes in the quarter was the release of the entry-level HTC Desire 816, designed for emerging markets. And the company also reduced its marketing, something that Chief Financial Officer Chialin Chang had forecast in May.
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
- Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
- Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
Glad to hear. Just picked one up on Monday! My s5 is boring now. Already rooted and playing with Roms.
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 3:08 PM 11
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Same here. HTC did need a break from its financial problem they were having for a long time.
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 3:21 PM 2
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It's nice to see, but it's hard to sympathize with their financial troubles. They made their own bed with investments in the likes of OnLive, Beats Audio, and Ultrapixel cameras. The thing about swinging for home runs is that you're going to strike out quite a few times too.
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 3:23 PM 4
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Good for HTC. They deserve more than they get. The M8 is an excellent phone and Sense has become the best android overlay as it was back in 2008. It's nice to see the company that made the first nexus and the first popular android phone ( HTC EVO ), getting back to the game. Btw I own a NOTE 3
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 5:07 PM 3
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Top marks, HTC. Great product. Put a real camera in the M9 and you might dominate the world.
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 8:11 PM 0
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This editorial is skewered. From what I'm hearing and reading elsewhere, sales have been stagnant. It is cost cutting measures that have given profit margin for HTC. Not sales. John B.
posted on Jul 03, 2014, 10:51 PM 1
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