Looks like HTC is having some starting troubles with its recently announced flagship Android device – and thankfully, this time it is not a software issue. There were reports (read: rumors) in the past week about the delay in the international launch of the HTC One. This delay, blamed on the phones rather longish manufacturing process has popped its (ugly) head again with Ubergizmo reporting that the launch delay might extend till April.
That’s right. HTC has apparently released a statement that confirms the earlier rumors about the delay in the arrival of the HTC One. The HTC Statement reads thus:
“We will start fulfilling pre-orders by end March in certain markets and will roll out to more markets as we approach April.”
The company however maintains a stoic silence over the exact cause of the delay- although word is on about the delay being caused due to HTC having issues getting enough UltraPixel sensors manufactured by its vendors. If that wasn’t enough, thanks to the industrial design of the phone, each HTC One takes much longer to manufacture than your standard Android handset. This interestingly was touted as a “feature” by HTC in a briefing held for Indian bloggers last week where they clearly mentioned that the time taken to make an HTC One is significantly more than other handsets.
It is interesting to note in this scenario about the fact that Samsung has reportedly chosen to opt for a plastic clad flagship in the Galaxy S4 for the simple reason that it is easier to mass produce such handsets.
Anyway, if you were expecting to get hold of an HTC One in the near future, you might have to wait a few days more. I say it is a good thing because by then you’d be sure what the Galaxy S4 would be like!