HTC sales dwindle as more Android fans turn to Samsung
HTC's One series may be doing well with critics, but where hard sales are concerned, the highly reviewed, Android-based lineup is falling short. As if that isn't bad enough news in itself, the smartphone manufacturer recently reported that its revenues are down by 16.7 percent for July. As Electronista points out, that's a 44.5 percent decrease from the previous year.
The company's One X and One S models have been met with fairly high praise and sales weren't so shabby when the handsets first hit the market. But it didn't take long at all for Samsung to steal the glory with its Galaxy smartphones and tablets, most notably, its Galaxy S3, pitted as the perfect Android answer to Apple's iPhone.
In an attempt to regain focus on its One set, HTC has dropped the price significantly on its One X with both Amazon and AT&T. Potential buyers can now snatch the device for just $80 on a two-year contract. But it may be too late for HTC, as the beloved smartphone maker is slated to release its latest model sometime this fall. Yes, we're talking about Apple's iPhone 5, which may very well put Samsung's lauded Galaxy S3 to shame.
Either way, the battle between Samsung and Apple over which company has the superior smartphone makes it increasingly difficult for smaller companies, like HTC, to stay in the game. Even if HTC's handsets proved the best possible and most budget-friendly option, would enough folks notice?