Sep 24 AT 11:54 AM Dima Aryeh 5 Comments

HTC faces short supply of One Mini, possibly due to casing shortage

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It looks like HTC is facing yet another hardship. The company is slowly going downhill despite its best efforts with the new One and One Mini smartphones. Alleged corruption among its workers and continually low profits don’t bode well. Things aren’t looking great for the once legendary company, and they don’t seem to be getting better. This time, the company is short on One Mini smartphones while consumer and carrier demand rises.

Analysts estimate that the company is shipping around 200,000 units per month, but this isn’t enough to meet demand. This may be due to a casing shortage, as some sources claim, due to design difficulties. The device is a solid piece of metal, so we can imagine this is a possibility. However, it’s always possible that HTC didn’t expect much demand for the smaller phone and is simply shipping low numbers.

Things don’t seem to be getting any better for HTC, but we hope things pick up. HTC is one of the companies that has some serious fans to back it up, so we’d hate to see it dwindle. But there is a significant possibility that the company will post a net loss this financial quarter. Is the One Mini in stock in your area?

Source: Reuters

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • SGB101

    Way to spin a story, ‘shortage of cases…. ‘, could well of been ‘HTC can’t keep up with such high demand, they just can’t make them quick enough’, wouls of sounded much better.

    • Dima Aryeh

      It’s not about how it sounds, it’s about the legitimate reason behind the shortage. And a source has claimed HTC has a shortage of casings. Plus, with only 200,000 units a month shipped, you can’t really say a demand beyond that is all that high.

      • SGB101

        I know, I just don’t like the constant stream of bad news from htc

        • Dima Aryeh

          None of us do, I think we all want HTC to succeed.

  • donger

    HTC needs a new phone.