HTC was disappointed by its previous struggles to meet production demands in the early days of the HTC One, but the Taiwanese manufacturer appears to have found a way to rapidly increase the number of smartphones its able to manufacture. Focus Taiwan reports that Jack Tong, president of HTC North Asia, says that HTC will double its production of the One compared to the number of smartphones produced in April.

HTC has not released sales figures related to the One, but the company has said that it is working to meet “strong demand” and address previous supply issues that led to delaying the device’s release in key markets like the U.S. Tong told Focus Taiwan, “Our capacity is expected to rise significantly starting from mid-May. We are optimistic about our high-end sales during April and June.”

The camera component shortages that led to the first delays of the HTC One have been resolved, but speed is still a concern in the wake of the release of the Samsung Galaxy S 4. HTC has had to move quickly to increase production because the One, highly-rated by critics and encouraging to fans, is seen as HTC’s best hope for ending its streak of declining profits. Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 has not received as many favorable reviews, but flagship phone is already nearing more than 10 million in sales.

source: ZDNet, via: Slash Gear

By Andrew Kameka