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HTC One Moves 5 Million Despite Internal Issues

Anthony Muzonzini

According to comments made by an HTC executive, the company's flagship phone, the HTC One, has shipped about 5 million units in the month since the phone officially launched.

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The HTC One is HTC's flagship phone and has proved to be a hit so far with consumers / © AndroidPIT


The HTC One has managed to move about 5 million units since it launched last month. The numbers are impressive for a company currently in dire straits due to internal strife and poor financial performance. The phone itself has also been dogged by supply issues which have been caused by component shortages.

An unnamed source who spoke to the Wall Street Journal said that " orders have been good so far and are still more than we can supply." The executive put the blame on component shortages but also added that the company will have a better idea about how the phone is doing around about next month.

Samsung's GS4 Becomes The Most Popular Android Phone Ever

It's not all good news for HTC however as Samsung also announced that the HTC One's rival, The Galaxy S4, has shipped double that number to become the fastest selling phone in Android history. The HTC One was already tipped to lose against the Galaxy S4 since Samsung has a lot more money than HTC to spend on advertising and letting people know about their phone all around the world. 

HTC First Fiasco

Also despite the impressive performace of the new HTC One handset, there is still the disaster of the company's Facebook phone which was recently cut to a paltry $0.99 by AT&T. Failures like this have lead to a crisis at HTC with executives being fired left right and center and employee morale dropping to all time lows. Only time can tell whether HTC will be able to weather the storm and return to being a major player in the mobile phone landscape again.

What do you think of the HTC One's sales figures?

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  • Glostermeteor May 24, 2013 Link

    From what I hear the HTC One is a great phone features and software wise, but it has no expandable storage options so its out for me, especially with OS and bloatware taking up an ever increasing amount of space

  • Dvoraak May 24, 2013 Link

    I find this interesting. Put S4 and HTC One sales together and you're almost at iPhone level sales. This is another first and I wonder what it may mean for the next iPhone release considering that, considering price, they are pulling users from the same market Apple mines so effectively.

  • Anthony Muzonzini May 24, 2013 Link

    android phones are definitely closing the gap for sure