HTC had its best month in quite some time, and the immediate future doesn't look that bleak either

HTC had its best month in quite some time, and the immediate future doesn't look that bleak either
The domestic release of the HTC U19e seriously boosted the company's earnings

Hardcore fans of a brand notable for releasing the world's first-ever Android phone way back in 2008 might be happy to hear said company is still in business, making more money in June 2019 than any of the previous six months. We're talking a sharp increase of over 94 percent in unaudited consolidated revenue for HTC, from a measly NT$753 million (US$24 million) in May to NT$1.46 billion (US$46.8 million).

This somewhat unexpected financial boost reminds us of the Taiwanese outfit's March 2019 result, which was 110 percent better than its February earnings total, unfortunately falling off a cliff the very next month. But according to Digitimes, HTC should be able to sustain this solid growth pace in July, as the mid-range Desire 19+ handset is expected to domestically go on sale soon.

The other arguably overpriced smartphone the company recently unveiled in its homeland was apparently largely responsible for the positive June result, although it's definitely worth pointing out that the latest monthly revenue score is actually 34.4 percent lower than the same figure posted back in June 2018. HTC can't be too happy about its Q2 total either, which represents a decrease from both Q2 2018 and Q1 2019. We're talking a little over 2.8 billion Taiwanese dollars (USD 89 million), compared to NT$6.8 billion back during last year's second quarter and NT$2.94 billion in the first three months of 2019.

Still, if HTC will indeed be able to maintain its "sales momentum", as Digitimes predicts, this could be the (timid) beginning of a beautiful comeback. It's not too late for a spectacular Wildfire revival or at least the global release of a proper U12+ sequel. Preferably, without all that blockchain nonsense.

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3 Comments

1. TechNeck

Posts: 649; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

This honestly sounds remarkable. Hearing that HTC is faring better than these past few years might lead to an amazing combacknil if they play their cards right.

2. Rforce865

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 06, 2019

They may make a great device, but heaven forbid that anything goes wrong with it. You'll be welcomed to the nightmare of their product support and service.

3. TBomb

Posts: 1389; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Their support is why I left them. Had the HTC 10 that needed to be fixed. Spoke with the representative over chat and they were going to charge me $400 and have a 6-8 week turnaround time. I would have rather just gotten a new phone for $600 and no wait - so I did. Poor HTC :-[

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