HTC sells a smartphone factory to boost VR business

16 March 2017
The Shanghai plant was sold for $91M, and the funds will be siphoned to the VR department of HTC.

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  • Anonymous

ccychin, 17 Mar 2017LOlllllll LMAOooooooo.... Sony ????? In your dream sir....... wa... moreCome back down to earth, buddy lol I'm a Sony fan but I know the XZP won't be the best seller this year, tho I wished they were but it ain't gonna happen

  • HTC fan

htc is like LOGAN of mobile x-men world......dear HTC, You are dying & You want to die....do something.... :(

  • Anonymous

AnonD-633729, 17 Mar 2017XZ premium will be the best selling phone? Keep dreaming...boy.Yeah, can't really imagine it happening. Nice dream, but that's most likely all it even will be.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 17 Mar 2017Sony and HTC are better than laggy Samsung and other chinese craps.Samsung is as bad as HTC and Sony.

  • consumersmartphone

Anonymous, 17 Mar 2017Sony and HTC are better than laggy Samsung and other chinese craps.Even better than iPhone? iPhone is Chinese too and India also.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Mar 2017The most likely next one to go is Sony. No idea how both of thes... moreSony and HTC are better than laggy Samsung and other chinese craps.

It is fine. Simply consolidating and trimming am excess factory. Their still very busy at it. Smart move actually.

  • AnonD-248589

More like selling assets to avoid bankruptcy.

  • AnonD-633729

ccychin, 17 Mar 2017LOlllllll LMAOooooooo.... Sony ????? In your dream sir....... wa... moreXZ premium will be the best selling phone? Keep dreaming...boy.

  • ccychin

Blunder, 16 Mar 2017People hate overpriced things ? Is that why Apple is on the se... moreNowadays rich /ordinary people only want to pay lot of money for highest brand which is apple.... for brand come second only samsung which is considered mid range in brand. For other like sony , lg , htc.... considered low brand and need to fight by offering highest spec n lower price... so sadddddddddddddd...

  • Anonymous

ccychin, 17 Mar 2017LOlllllll LMAOooooooo.... Sony ????? In your dream sir....... wa... moreReally doubtful Sony can repair their business, but I'm happy at least someone still believes in them - I don't. :D

  • ccychin

Anonymous, 16 Mar 2017The most likely next one to go is Sony. No idea how both of thes... moreLOlllllll LMAOooooooo.... Sony ????? In your dream sir....... wake up ur pant already wet..... Sony profit is now increasing quarter by quarter .......Xperia XZ PREMIUM will be best flagship and best selling phone in volume for 2017..... WAke up ... alarm...tototototototot..... LMAOOOOO

  • Anonymous

business is by marketing. consistency is by innovation. Samsung and apple did this part very well.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 16 Mar 2017booomm!!!! 1 down whose next?The most likely next one to go is Sony. No idea how both of these companies survived for so long.

  • AnonD-59657

HTC will die very soon.

  • Anonymous

That is soo sad... sad sad sad

The reason behind the poor performance of htc is outdated chipset. They were using Snapdragon 410 chipset in 2016 for midrange smartphone. Most of their smartphone has Mediatek chipset. Which is not well accepted like Snapdragon 652, 625, 430, etc. And for their heavy price. Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge is cheaper than htc's flagship.

  • Blunder

gsm lovers, 16 Mar 2017Hopefully HTC can learn from it. People hate overpricey things e... morePeople hate overpriced things ?
Is that why Apple is on the second spot on the manufacturing market ?
I don't get it.

I don't know... That seems like a pretty dumb choice. VR is much more accessible on phones (thanks, Google Cardboard!) than on PC where you need at least a GTX 1070 to have a smooth experience. And the Vive is pretty expensive by itself. On computers, brands make the most money out of their lower-end devices (on phones, that's the exact reverse ).

  • Kobresia

Hope Sony will survive massive attack from chinese smartphone makers. I simply admire sony stuff.