At a time where HTC needs a smartphone sales hit, the company is facing a new challenge. Its new flagship phone, the HTC One, may be delayed in some markets, mainly because HTC can’t get all the components it needs for the new smartphone. According to a Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday, the issue isn’t because the parts aren’t necessarily available; the problem is that HTC is no longer considered a top-tier hardware customer.
HTC specifically stated to the WSJ that the camera parts and metal frames are hard to come by. And to an extent, these parts are relatively unique. The HTC One touts « ultrapixels » in the camera, which use sensors with larger pixels for better clarity and low-light performance. And the phone’s metal frame is all new.
It appears, however, that if hardware component makers had more confidence in HTC’s ability to sell smartphones —…
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