Report: HTC and Samsung cut component orders for their current flagship models

Report: HTC and Samsung cut component orders for their current flagship models
Samsung says that sales of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge are meeting internal targets and will surpass sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5. The company made this statement after some data indicated that the Galaxy S5 had reached 10 million in sales a little faster than the current Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge did. And today, new information surfaced that would seem to support those who see sluggish sales of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

A report out of Taiwan says that Samsung is cutting component orders for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge by 16%. Taking this into consideration, Samsung now expects to produce 50 million units of the two smartphones this year. Despite today's news, Samsung still expects to end up with a new company record for handset sales in 2015. In fact, there is conflicting talk that Samsung will go ahead and triple production of the Galaxy S6 edge to 46 million units in 2015.

Meanwhile, reports that HTC was having a tough time moving the HTC One M9 are continuing to spread. The latest word is that the manufacturer has cut component orders for the HTC One M9 by 30%. HTC now plans on building 3.2 million units of its flagship phone in 2015. HTC's shares, trading in Taiwan, hit a 12-year low earlier today.




source: UDN (translated) via GforGames

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50 Comments

1. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Last year flagships are still good enough to keep and really no need for upgrade. I still have my Z2 and I don't see any flagships out there that would benefit me from upgrading

17. dimas

Posts: 3347; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Good point. You can even own a Z1, S3 or S4 today and common users won't feel the difference at all. Unless of course, you're apple that make their updates make older iphones sluggish and frustrating to use. http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/5-dirty-tricks-apple-uses-to-get-you-to-buy-new-iphone/

26. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

even after nearly 4 years in the game, iPhone 5 with latest iOS still runs fast, it is on par with last year flagships, speed/smoothness-wise i still prefer iPhone 5 over my LG G2, my G2 stutters a lot. well, how lag will an Android be after 4 years? it doesn't even get the latest official Android update.

31. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah that's the beauty of the IOS even if you get a flagship Android it lags and have noticeably reduced performance after like 2 years of use well misery of them will but IOS don't have this your 2 year old iPhone will still work fine and provide you all it can.

39. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Funny my friend iphone 5 is laggy as hell ( even freshly factory reset ) I also have load of client with Battery and lag problem on iphone 4S and 5 even some on newer model. IOS is buggy as hell since 7.0

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

False.

32. maherk

Posts: 6773; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Tell that to iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s owners after updating their phones to iOS8. Even iPhone 6 users have been facing more bugs with every single update. Google it and you ll see it yourself.

37. AppleCultist

Posts: 335; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Nice lie. iOS is a f**king disaster. It lags everywhere.

38. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

My HTC one X still run smooth as butter. Same with my old LG G phone thats i use as a ipod its run smooth as well. I also have an old old S2 thats run okay. Before 4.0 android was not yet there but since 4.0 came out i am sorry to say i see no advantage to ios speed. Now i must say i dont always use onboard UI and i do use another luncher on my android phone when i feel the phone OEM failed ( Samsung fail a lots.. i was never able to use touchwiz for more than a few week... ) LG G2 was a fail phone the LG G did not lag at all its the UI they made on the G2 thats failed. Just like ios since the 7.0 is also a big bug fest...

42. sgodsell

Posts: 7215; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

All Android flagships this year are all running with a 64 bit CPU with either more ram or a faster type of ram. Not to mention they are running with the 64 bit Android lollipop version. BTW the LG G2 has lollypop as well now. But naturally it is running with a 32 bit OS.

47. g2a5b0e unregistered

The iPhone has been out for a little over 2.5 years. That's not "nearly 4 years" as you put it.

36. foster426

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

I just bought an S3 last november because it was cheaper. 2GB ram. Dual Core processor. Works smooth, especially with Nova Launcher. I've watched speed tests on youtube and I've never known why people argue about a phone opening apps 1 second faster. All of these little intricacies of the benchmarks and the processor aren't important to everyday use unless you're a developer.

19. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

LMAO another pointless article from PA. Why don't you just wait for the actual numbers before posting these kind of articles? Well this really tells the way PA has evolved over the years from PhoneArena to iPhoneArena.

33. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah really PA is also Samsung... Wait what should i call a Samsung supporter? Ok anyway PA just over prize all Samsung and Apple products and give them the highest mark on reviews with no reason at all cover the lacks of they're phones like iPhones camera with sucks and i can prove it just see the gsmarena camera comparison of 2014 with included iPhone 5s.

41. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Please email me it didn't make any sense to me what you wrote here ;(

49. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

It didn't make sense? Seriously?

43. waddup121 unregistered

nice nice

2. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

actually ... last year flagship are more than enough for high to low usage .... so i dont see any point of buying new phones .... for m8 z2 z3 s5 and my favourite note 4 users ...

40. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Sad but true!

3. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

actually ... last year flagship are more than enough for high to low usage .... so i dont see any point of buying new phones .... for m8 z2 z3 s5 and my favourite note 4 users ...

4. Kumar123 unregistered

Apple is eating android share everywhere, he he he. That's what you get for designing ugly hardware and software for years Samsung. And that's what you get for not advertising your products HTC, and also this year HTC's flagship is so far behind their competitor that its not funny, only their design and real world performance stand out pretty much everything else is bad.

6. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Apple? Really? No, not really. What we are seeing is a shift from Samsung to other Android OEM's. While I wont disagree that Apple has gained some traction compared to previous years, that is mostly because of people who wanted bigger screened phones but to say that Apple is really cutting in to Android is just about ignorant....

27. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

iPhone 6/Plus buyers mostly come from Android users.

29. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I would beg to differ with that statement. I know quite a few iPhone users whom upgraded because of the larger screens of the 6/6 Plus. Point being that yes, some of the sales of the iP6/plus did come from people ditching Android for the larger iPhones but not enough to make a major dent in the Android market share which is still up for the year. The only OS that took a hit as of the recent numbers, if I recall correctly, was windows phone.

16. dimas

Posts: 3347; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Samsung is not just competing with apple. Saturated market and dozens of other android manufacturers are chipping the shares away from sammy. And in case you don't know, apple is also using those ugly hardware samsung and sony make in their iphones. As with HTC, it's just a big disappointment from the 810 chip to the camera.

5. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

This kind of news make one more in awe of Apple. Their strategy of delaying a bigger iPhone seems to work. And inspire of all the haters that appears in comments sections they really have a lot more loyal fans than Samsung.

8. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Calm down....This is just a report....How many reports have been seen over the years that turned out to be wrong?

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What. What makes you think Samsung doesn't have a loyal fanbase? FACT - After the release of the Galaxy S III, Samsung went on to sell from the point of its release 80M+ phones per quarter and that sales drive continues. The Galaxy S4 and Note 3 which are only 2 models, sold more phones than Apple for a full year. While Apple has 4 selling models and they only sold 150M, Samsung sold over 150M of just the 2 unique models and it variants. Big deal Apple sold 75M phones in a quarter. Yay for them. Everyone ran out and bought the big iPhone they have always wanted. Now that they got it, what happens next? Do you think the same fans will run out an buy the 6S @ 75M? Here is something else you need to look at, if you invest in Apple's ecosystem; you basically are stuck because if you leave and don't have an Apple device you lose everything you bought. As long as you have an account, you still have all your media, you still have all you apps and games, but without a device to use the apps on, they are nothing but virtual-ware. With Windows Phone and Android, if I get tired of Samsung and move to HTC, or Motorola or maybe a Nexus; everything I have bought goes with me and my device functions pretty much the same. It will only look different. I get the latest and greatest hardware whether I need it or not, and I know I am getting what I pay for each and every time and if I think the release isn't worth my money I wont buy it. Much different than pay top dollar for a phone that is sold brand new, but is 3 years obsolete by the time it hits retail. In fact the iPhone is obsolete when the rumors start flying about the specs. Example, the latest rumor is the 6/6S may have a 13MP rear camera. Phones had those in 2013, here we are in 2015 almost 2016. By the time this is released in Sept or whenever I comes, it will be 3 year outdate and everyone else will be on something new. Be honest, most consumers of Apple products aren't loyal because they want to be, they are loyal because they have to be. Because once you buy $1000 worth for apps and games and media, you surely don't want to throw your money away. Google Play Music/Video is better because no matter what device I choose, I have access to all my media and I can buy any Android phone and have all my apps. Which the vast majority are free thanks to the fact IOS devs have already made a killing off you fools and they don't charge us anything.

25. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Weird, because all of your "FACTS" are contrary to most of the actual facts. The Galaxy S4 and Note III, combined, sold less than the iPhone 5S. THAT is what a fact looks like.

28. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Prove it

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