HTC One Hits 5 Million Units Sold

Posted May 23, 2013

HTC has sold 5 million HTC One handsets since the device have launched, according to sources with The Wall Street Journal.  This is about half the number that the Samsung Galaxy S4 has hit, but it is not bad considering HTC One’s dwindling marketshare.  Samsung’s 10 million number milestone is based on the number that was sent to carriers and retailers, but now actually in a consumer’s hands yet.

“Orders are pretty good so far and are still more than what we can supply,” said an HTC executive in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.   It is unclear about whether consumers have purchased 5 million units or if that is the number that was shipped to retailers.

This number is significant for HTC because the company is doing very poor financially.  The company saw their first quarter profit drop 98% from the same period last year.  Analysts are also expecting that HTC will post a loss for the second quarter.

The HTC One had major supply chain issues due to the complex camera built into the device back in March.  That was around the same time that the HTC CEO reportedly said that he will step down if the HTC One is not a success.  If 5 million in under a month is considered a success, then Peter Chou is here to stay.