Special manufacturers who left Brazil: HTC (2012)

Headquartered in Taiwan's New Taip City, HTC may be a long-standing brand for the smartphone market for some time, but the company is just over 20 years old. Founded with the goal of manufacturing semiconductors, touchscreen displays, mobile phones and later smartphones, the Taiwanese company has already been in the top five of the top selling smartphone brands in Brazil.

It turns out that HTC left the country at a time not glamorous for the company, with 57.8% drop in global revenue and less than 0.11% share in the Brazilian market, behind giants such as Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson and Nokia. . The market was different in 2012, in many ways, as we had more operating systems circulating across retail shelves, such as Symbian, Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone (in addition to Windows Mobile).

HTC was a brand that sold Android products in various markets, but due to an exclusive partnership with Microsoft, the handsets that the company sold here used to run on Windows Phone and Mobile, as well as having intermediate hardware.

HTC Ultimate, the last

It was with this system, including, that the brand made its last tupiniquim release, with HTC Ultimate. This device was considered quite expensive at the time, costing $ 1,800, and was responsible for the commercial debut of Windows 7.5 Mango, considered the version that separated the old Windows Mobile from then new platform that promised to face iOS and Android.

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HTC do Brasil's exit did not happen overnight, as the company was giving clear signs that it was experiencing problems globally. In 2010 Brazilian production was closed, the factory sold and marketing investments suspended. To give you an idea, the disclosure of HTC Ultimate was minimal, being the biggest spreader of the release at the time the operator Vivo, who tried to sell it with exclusive discounts for postpaid customers, also without much success.

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HTC U12 Plus one of the last launches of the brand / AndroidPIT by Irina Efremova

In 2011 alone, HTC fluctuated between 0.11% and 0.3% in Brazil. After-sales support for the launched products continued for a few more years, while brand sales around the world were bitter. Here is the honorable mention Google, which was the company that kept HTC in evidence in its worst years thanks to a partnership in building smartphones and tablets from the Nexus and Pixel series. In 2017, Google bought HTC's smartphone factory for $ 1.1 billion.

Losing at home

Out of the top 10 global bestselling smartphone brands since 2016, HTC still retains part of its prestige in its home country. In Taiwan, between January and October this year, the manufacturer was present in 7.3% of active handsets per l, behind only Apple, Samsung and Oppo.

Although it was passed by a Chinese woman at home, HTC's biggest problem today is Asus's breakthrough, which in this same period was present in 6.96% of active handsets, according to data from StatCounter, which measures internet access by browsers installed on smartphones.

However, Oppo, which continues to advance in line with the global market trend, will be a matter of time for the two to separate further into absolute sales figures. The rival in this scenario will be Asus.

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Hardly, HTC would have gone far in Brazil with the sales strategy that the company has until today.

The company went out of its way and has since gone downhill in sales and profits. It cannot be said that this was a kind of Brazilian plague, because another manufacturer had to leave the country in a hurry and has grown since then. The manufacturer in question is Xiaomi, which will be the theme of our next special.

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