While Samsung has managed to manufacture and ship over 6 million Galaxy S4s so far, HTC has been struggling to ramp up production of its flagship HTC One due to low yield rates of the Ultrapixel camera sensor. According to analysts, HTC was only able to manufacture 750,000 units of the HTC one in April, but May numbers were projected to increase dramatically. Today, Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia has confirmed that the company’s supply issues have greatly improved, allowing production of the HTC One to double in the month of May. HTC plans to continue to increase the production capacity of the HTC One even further in the months to come to meet strong consumer demand for its flagship phone.
Our capacity is expected to rise significantly starting from mid-May. We are optimistic about our high-end sales during April and June.Jack TongHTC
If you own a current HTC phone and have no plans of upgrading to the HTC One any time soon, we have some good news for you. The HTC Butterfly will be the first device to be updated to Sense 5. The update will give Butterfly owners access to BlinkFeed, Video Highlights and other new features which are currently exclusive to the HTC One. HTC has confirmed that global variants of the HTC One X, One X+ and One S will also be receiving the Sense 5 update, but timing details have yet to be released.
Will you be waiting around for HTC to release the Sense 5 update for your phone?