HTC unveiled its new flagship, the HTC One, sometime back and the smart phone is supposed to go on sale starting the 22nd of this month. But recent reports have shown that the production of the smart phone may be limited due to a shortage in the components used to manufacture the smart phone. The HTC One is the smart phone on which the Taiwanese company is depending to make profits.
The company was once an Android smart phone giant. But ever since Samsung came out with its Galaxy line of smart phones, it has become difficult for not just HTC, but just any other smart phone manufacturer to push their smart phones into the market. Samsung has already joined Apple for the title of major smart phone manufacturers in the world.
Android Authority reports that KGI Securities had found that there was some supply shortage of components used in the Ultrapixel camera on the HTC One smart phone. The voice coil motor (VCM) and compact camera module (CCM) are the components that are posing threat of short supplies. It is said that the yield rates of these components are between 20 to 30 per cent, and hence, there will be very less supplies.
“With yield rate that low, KGI says HTC may only be able to ship 800,000 to 1.2 million One units in the months after its March 22 release,” writes Electronista. That is going to be very hard on HTC to get back to business and gain the market share that is required to sustain in the market. The Ultrapixel camera on the smart phone has already got positive reviews. And once the smart phone hits the market, the demand might increase. We can never know. So it would be better for HTC if, by some means, it could produce more units of the smart phone.