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- Dec 30, 2010
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It looks like the HTC One M9 is not helping the already beleaguered smartphone OEM. HTC's April revenues nose-dived by 38.6% year-over-year, and poor sales of the M9 are being blamed. After the solid success of the HTC One M7 and One M8, things were looking up for HTC, but their latest flagship isn't making the same waves as its ancestors. Here's a quote with more of the details,
For the month, HTC took in $439.95 million, down from the $719.24 million the company reported in revenue last April. Sales declined 32.26% from the $652.44 million the company garnered in March 2015. An unnamed analyst who toils for Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting Co., says that shipments of the HTC One M9 flagship phone amounted to 4.75 million units for the month. That is a sharp 43.75% decline from the 8 million units of the HTC One (M8) that were shipped in April 2014. It is a 35.71% decline from the 7 million units of the HTC One (M7) shipped in April 2013.
Industry analysts are suggesting that HTC underestimated the bad press from overheating issues which hit the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (the chipset featured in the One M9). On top of this bad word of mouth, poor reviews and reluctance from the carriers to order much inventory of the phone may have lead to these slumped sales.
Of course, the other elephant in the room is the runaway success of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Samsung put enormous pressure on the rest of the Android smartphone industry by releasing a device that really changed up their previous strategy. Either way, things are again looking grim for HTC. It's amazing how many times HTC has pulled themselves back from the brink. Do you guys think they will be able to do it again?
Here's our dedicated HTC One M9 section: HTC One M9 and M9 plus Android Forum at DroidForums.net