why you don't mention that the phone was htc 10 lifestyle?????????? it's clear gsm has problem with htc.if not what's the reason of big mistake.
also to answer some body: who said htc 10 life style price is close to Samsung new flagships???????? normal S7 is about 700$ and in many country about 700Euro. and S7 edge has more price about 100$ to 100euro.S7 price is equal to htc 10(SD820). please consider and search before writing. I don't know why all other brands fan boy like to destroy htc(most of mobile sites too)???????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well what on earth did they think was gonna happen?
How many Chinese OEMs are busy launching - nah, scratch that - have ALREADY launched high-end flagships into the local market? Xiaomi, Meizu, Lenovo, Huawei...
And how many other foreign OEMs - Apple, Samsung, Sony, name it - target THE SAME Chinese market knowing they have to go all out these days to beat the increasingly competent local offerings?
Plus, these days China is known for just inhaling the luxury goods made by the rest of the world. C'mon, they're half the reason every luxo-barge manufacturer out there makes a long-wheelbase version of their top-end executive and luxury saloon. Audi A8L, BMW 760iL...
And the best HTC could do was the poor cousin to the 10? WITH A FREAKING SD652?
Never even mind that they were late to the party in the first place. Everyone else already launched their stuff.
Who hires their marketing people anyway?
This phone would've been mesmerizing had they offered a more palatable iteration.
OdysseasP, 06 May 2016Why don't you just mention in the headline that it is the HTC 10 Lifestyle which isn't doing v... moreThe reason HTC is selling a cheap version of their flagship instead of their flagship is because they think it would sell better. This is the result. Don't expect the HTC 10 to do any better, if its even released in China.
The number is absurdly low though, I think there's unmentioned reasons for that.
Alien, 06 May 2016The question is where is HTC doing well? :))I like how you question back this topic.
HTC is indeed in deep shit long ago, what a poor product and pricing planning they have.
Even chinese know that HTC 10 its sooo pricey, so they think better to buy Apple and Samsung and other brands.
If HTC keeps selling mid range phone at flagship prices then this company will get bankrupt soon.
Anonymous, 06 May 2016It doesn't mean anything. The consumers have not had a chance to see, hold or interact with... moreit doesn't means that the version offered is bad simply it is slow compared to the flagship that simply if u are a regular user then this will not matter but if u are a power user trustme that I don't want anything below sd 820 in 2016.
It doesn't mean anything.
The consumers have not had a chance to see, hold or interact with the device. On what will they base their buying decision on? Social media hype?
well duh it costs too much they cant compete with xiaomi in china forget it htc....
HTC fan, 06 May 2016HTC should immediately fire their marketing/campaign managers and hire a new team. What does marketing have to do with this? The reason they are failing is because they are launching mid range and low end models with the HTC branding on it. That's the product teams (engineering and design) fault.
This B-Grade HTC 10 is very expensive. Guess what HTC want to cash in with the first wave of craze. When the dust gets settled down prices will fall.
lolsmartass, 06 May 2016The only difference is the cpu and ram .
The other part is 100% same . Why not .The problem is the price, it cost around $580, which is a bit cheaper than S7 Edge.
Guess who would stupid enough to go for a SD652 phone with a price tag of $580?
HTC fan, 06 May 2016HTC is stupid to launch a mid range phone with a name similar to that of their flagship. Don't... moreThe only difference is the cpu and ram .
The other part is 100% same . Why not .
Well... I am not surprised with that. What sane person would buy HTC 10 vs. S7 or even G5... that is not enough in China they have even more choice from local brands, which nearly matches HTC (or even actually matches) for half the price. HTC 10 is not band phone is that would be in 2015... in 2016 at best it is in top 10. I somebody asks you to spend £600 on the phone which is the best of the best or the one.. which is not bad but maybe the 10th from the best phones list... what would you do? That is obvious you will buy S7 (ehmmm .. I meant the NR1). Other factor.. everyone who wanted to buy flagship at launch already have one of other... HTC was just to late to the party and everyone knew they not going to be better.. so there was no point to wait their arrival..