According to sources inside Taiwan’s manufacturing industry HTC is having difficulty sourcing enough components to keep up with production of their HTC One flagship. The result could spell worldwide delays for the handset pegged to launch next week.
Specifically, the voice coil motor and compact camera module are to blame. The latter makes up HTC’s new UltraPixel camera sensor. With current supply and resources, analysts KGI Securities estimates HTC will only be able to produce between 800 thousand and 1.2 million over the next few months. We could see HTC pull back from smaller markets in an effort to reduce delays and stock shortages in regions like the US.
HTC’s One is on track to launch March 15th, just a day after Samsung is poised to launch their Galaxy S4 flagship.