HTC said to be outsourcing phone production to bring back profit days
There were days when HTC used to make phone parts for other companies. And there were days when the Taiwanese company was making cool profit from phones with it’s name on.
Now, things have changed. Even though the last quarterly report carried some profit, the margin wasn’t as high as HTC would want it.
So, a report from WSJ says the company is now shifting production of some of it’s midrange smartphones to third party company so as to decrease production cost and increase the profit bar.
Three phones were mentioned for the outsourcing. The low-cost HTC Desire 210 is said to be currently manufactured by a company called Compal. The Desire 816 and the unannounced Desire 616 is said to be currently produced at another company called Wingtech.
HTC is keeping it’s flagship device, HTC One (M8), in home turf but with the ridiculous low price of the rumored HTC One Prime, which is reported as $400-priced, it’s almost certain the Prime smartphone will be produced with outsourced labor.
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