After a disastrous 2011 and Q1 of 2012 with dwindling profits and sales figure, HTC finally has something to cheer about this week. Firstly, the main competitor to HTC’s One X – the Samsung Galaxy S3 – was finally unveiled this week and in general, it was met with disappointment. The Galaxy S3 is a pretty darn good handset; it easily beats the HTC One X in every department except for one – looks/build quality. The Galaxy S3 looks extremely ugly and the glossy plastic of the handset is not to everyone’s liking. HTC has no doubt already won the best industrial design of 2012 with the One X and the One S.
The other good news for HTC is that the sales of its handsets have again started rising, albeit a bit slowly. Compared to consolidate sales of $1.05 billion in March, the Taiwanese handset maker managed to report a slightly higher consolidated sales figure of $1.06 billion in April. Considering the One X launches under the AT&T network in the U.S today, and the Sprint’s EVO 4G LTE variant goes on pre-order today, it is certain that the May sales figure of the company are going to be even better.
It will however be interesting to see how the sales of the company’s handset are affected in June, once the Galaxy S III hits the shelves.