Unnamed HTC executive admits Ultrapixel senor shortage to blame for the HTC One delay
Ten days ago, HTC One component supply shortage rumors suggested that HTC would have a hard time building enough devices for its global March launch. Since then, HTC has issued a statement that some HTC One pre-orders would be fulfilled before the end of March, but most markets would not be getting the HTC One until April. At the time, HTC did not reveal the reason for the delayed launch, but an unnamed HTC executive has stepped forward to shed lights on the situation. As it turns out, the rumors which suggested HTC was having a hard time sourcing enough Ultrapixel camera components was spot on.
“HTC has had difficulty in securing adequate camera components as it is no longer a tier-one customer.”
HTC has not issued an official statement regarding the issue, and we doubt they will. While it’s nice to know that a few lucky customers in Europe are already enjoying the HTC One and its Ultrapixel camera, we’re extremely disappointed that T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint have yet to announce a launch date for the device. We’ve been told by HTC that the HTC One’s delay will not effect the U.S. launch, but we have our doubts that the device will be available to us before the end of March – let alone the rumored March 22nd launch date.
Source: Wall Street Journal