Smartphone maker HTC Corporation will downsize the orders for the parts and components of One M9 model by 30 percent. The company came to the decision because of the aggressive smartphone market and the much lower demand for the One M9.
Multiple reports state that the sales of One M9 fell flat and did not attract buyers unlike One M8. Moreover, HTC refused any plans to launch a ‘Mini’ version of its One M9 flagship smartphone.
Adding to the sales woes are the Chinese phone makers such as Xiaomi, Huawei and Oppo which offer similar features, but at a much lesser price. HTC launched the M9+ to its high-end product line, but only time will tell whether the flagship models will complement each other, according to DigiTimes Report.
At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, HTC had announced that One M9 body was cast from a single piece of aluminium at the. The phone sports 5-inch full HD display with corning Gorilla Glass 4 for protection and is powered with 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor and has 3GB of RAM.
M9 supports Android 5.0 Lollipop and has an internal storage of 32GB expandable upto 128GB via microSD card.
The main attraction of the phone is its rear camera. It has an impressive 20MP rear-camera and is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 2840 mAh battery. HTC also displayed a new connected “fitness band” body-monitoring bracelet and a virtual reality headset. On May 20, the share price of HTC dropped to a ten-year low on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.