HTC on the comeback trail as One sparks revenue surge

HTC on the comeback trail as One sparks revenue surge

All has not been well at HTC recently, and the company desperately needs the flagship HTC One to be a sales success after far too many disappointments lately.

And so far, so good, it seems. HTC's own monthly figures reveal the One has triggered a near-50% spike in earnings for the month of May, while reports from Taiwan suggest HTC has a few more tricks up its sleeve for later in the year.

HTC announces its basic revenue figures on a monthly basis, but lately they've amounted to little more than a monthly injection of doom and gloom for the troubled phone maker.

So you can hardly blame HTC for fast-tracking its latest figures showing a significant change of fortunes into the public eye.

Revenues have jumped 48% from April's TWD19.6bn to a far healthier TWD29bn (£633m), and HTC is now expected to exceed its forecasted Q2 earnings of TWD70bn by around TWD10bn.

But what about beyond that? Well DigiTimes' sources reckon we can look forward to a clutch of new HTC smartphones appearing over the next few months.

These include a dual-SIM Desire 600 and an entry-level Desire 200. Further up the food chain we can expect the arrival of the HTC One mini and the high-flying HTC Butterfly S – not to forget the 5.9in HTC T6 phablet we've been hearing a fair bit about lately.

As for the One mini (or the HTC M4), it's set to follow the Samsung Galaxy S mini formula of combining a reduction in size and weight with a similar scaling back of the specification inside. Rumours suggest we're looking at a 720p screen resolution, a dual-core processor and Android 4.2.

One area that won't see compromise, it seems, is the all-metal chassis, which will also be present on the HTC T6, we're told.

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Stelph  Jun. 4, 2013 at 15:55

Good to see HTC coming back into the game, now lets hope they keep on the straight and narrow and just keep pushing out high quality devices rather than trying to match samsungs strategy and im sure theyll get back into a strong position

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