TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC reportedly has sold five million HTC One handsets since its release earlier this year, as it bounces back from speculation that the firm is in a state of turmoil.
This figure comes from an unnamed HTC executive who told the Wall Street Journal that the firm had seen "around five million" sales of its flagship Android smartphone. With the HTC One reaching shelves towards the end of March, albeit in limited supply, this suggests that its taken the handset around two months to hit this milestone.
"Orders are pretty good so far and are still more than what we can supply. This is partly due to the shortage of components. When the issue is resolved next month, we will have a better idea if it's doing really well or not," the anonymous HTC executive added.
While this figure is a far from the 10 million Samsung Galaxy S4 sales reported by Samsung, it is better than some industry observers were expecting, and seems to debunk rumours that the firm is in disarray. Reports yesterday claimed that due to "disastrous" HTC First sales and slow uptake of the HTC One, staff have been fleeing the company, leaving it "in turmoil".
However, five million sales of the HTC One could help the firm to bounce back, and this figure comes at a time where the company is apparently battling with manufacturing delays, hinting that demand for its flagship high-end Android smartphone exceeds available supply.
HTC has yet to confirm that it has sold five million HTC One handsets, but we've contacted it for more information. µ