HTC One sees "pretty good" sales of 5 million, far less than the Galaxy S4

HTC is having a little difficulty at the minute retaining top executives and talent after the company has gone into "free fall." In Q1 2013, HTC saw a net income of just $2.88 million on total sales of $1.45 billion. The recently released HTC One was hailed as a better phone than the Samsung Galaxy S4, but many expected the Galaxy S4 to dramatically outsell the One. 

According to the Wall Street Journal (paywalled), via Android Authority, an unnamed HTC executive told the publication that sales were "pretty good" so far, with "around 5 million" units selling. The HTC One has been available for four months, averaging around 1.25 million units per month. For contrast, Samsung claims to have shipped 10 million handsets in just one month. 

Over the past week, there have been various reports about the health of HTC, after key members of staff left due to uncertainty about the future of the company. Headline devices, such as the HTC (Facebook) First have been all but killed off, and poor earnings results has caused stock to collapse. The deal between HTC and Facebook soured after Facebook decided to make Facebook Home available to all Android devices via Google Play

Source: WSJ (paywalled), Android Authority

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