May 17 AT 1:23 PM Nick Gray 28 Comments

HTC One production doubles, Sense 5 update heading to the HTC Butterfly by end of May


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?

Via: HTC Source

Source: Focus Taiwan

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • epps720

    Coming to a Verizon store near you?!?!

    • Nick Gray

      HTC’s announcement was in regards to global variants. We can assume that the AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon device variants will be getting the update as well, but we’ll probably have to wait 3-6 months for that to happen.

  • epps720

    Great to hear HTC having success again

  • redraider133

    Good to see HTC being able to ramp up the production so no more delays.

    • VS

      Same for my old Amaze (Ruby) 4G, which I believe was a Sensation variant. I hope all the best for HTC (because the market needs more OEMs than just Samsung), but I ended up giving Sony a chance with their new Xperia ZL (very happy so far).

      I hope Sony is better with updates on their end, but worst case scenario, they have ASOP builds already provided to the Android community available (minus radios / camera drivers), so I can Root/Rom if necessary.

      To any in the market, I’d give the advice of just taking a look at some of the minor players (LG, Sony, HTC, ASUS if you are comfortable importing, etc…) and give them a shot. They might just surprise you. Good luck!

  • jamal adam

    This is good news for HTC. I hope this increase continues and they sell more and more of those beautiful Ones. Looks to be a good summer for HTC if this keeps up.

  • Nathan D.

    Ha, my sensation not getting this, I’ll be lucky to get cm10.1 for it.

  • Hom0ncruse

    final nail in the coffin for HTC One

  • Sere83

    See the thing is, I like many am aware that the HTC one is a formidable piece of hardware, there is no denying this….BUT….

    Sense 5 is FUGLY. Stop lieing to yourself and pretending it doesn’t like android 2.1, its a graphic design car crash, and that font is just abysmal as well. Even touchwiz looks better.

    HTC need to stop beefing with google and get back on the damn nexus programme. Stock android makes sense look like a bad joke.

  • Sere83

    How can anyone say this looks nice….

    Its straight up awkward

    • DROID Sam

      What’s awkward about it? You can customize the app launcher layout, organize apps in folders and even hide app from there without having to go into settings.

      • ser83

        I am talking aesthetically, its just weak graphically, the icons are straight ugly, stretched type face looks bland and unispiring, sits very awkwardly. Particularly the strange spacing on the app drawer…

        I know you can customize it but that’s not the point. HTC have taken the beautifully designed stock android interface and made it look significantly worse. That’s not what you want from a manufacturer skin.

        If you want to see superior graphic design that fits in with googles own android Holo design guidelines but also adds adds unique graphical touches, take a look at meizus flyme OS skin

        • Josh5310

          Thats your opinion. When I saw the leaks I was just like you but after using Sense 5 IMO its brilliant. Love the weather widget. Yeah its not graphically inclined but neither is stock.

          • ser83

            I have used it in store a few times, the functionality is not the issue. I’m sure it works well and has nice features, HTC have solid engineers, its just graphically it’s weak in my opinion and could be much improved given the fact they make beautiful hardware, the software does not match up in terms of aesthetics.

            A quick look on at some of the user interface and app designs around and you will understand why I think that visually its lacking.

  • flex-plex

    hey HTC can yall please beg ATT to not take forever to update the htc one x+ once the update is available. it makes yall look bad, and give dummies a reason to talk stupid and blame yall for what the carrier does

  • donger

    HTC should make a HTC One with Nexus experience. It would be like a 3 year anniversary.

    • Ajaz Padvekar

      And it would have the perfect name too..HTC Nexus One!..wait what! :)

  • Hamza Tariq

    Wow ,can’t weight for sense 5 for my One X !

  • Robert Lee

    my htc butterfly in call volume problem ( in call volume keep change back to low after turning back to full volume ) i change 4 pcs butterfly already problem same , and send to service center after repair problem same . cannot settle pls who can help me

  • Raptor

    How about doubling the battery or better making a phablet with double battery, HTC ?

  • DROID Sam

    I get 15 hours of battery life on my HTC One with heavy use. If you need more than that, you may want to rethink how you’re spending your life.

    • Raptor

      Your “heavy use” means “as a nutcracker” you little trolling dumbo.?

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  • ihatefanboys

    the HTC ONE is an awesome phone. The one (no pun) thing HTC and T-Mobile need to get to work on is the next phone in the G series, the T-Mobile G3.

  • Shawn Clark

    Finally HTC is getting that recognition they deserve…Their build quality has been always superior (no complaints besides no battery and sd card access) and happy to see Sense UI getting some love as well.

  • BigCiX

    By the he time my One X gets Sense 5 I’ll already be rocking the “Nexus 5″

  • Dansad=)

    Hi all just like to say that I upgraded to the one and wasn’t that impressed coming from a rooted cm one x nice phone but not a game changer I’m selling it and waiting for the next nexus I’ll get £500 for the one I just hope the nexus 5 is price the same as the 4 =)