Nearly a week after an HTC executive said that his company is increasing production of its flagship One in order to meet "strong demand" for the device, we've now gotten an idea of just how strong that demand has been so far. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, an unnamed HTC exec says that the sales of the One are currently sitting at "around five million" since its launch one month ago. "Orders are pretty good so far and are still more than what we can supply," the exec explained, going on to say that the One's component shortage is to blame for demand outpacing supply. "When the issue is resolved next month, we will have a better idea if it's doing really well or not."
This news of the HTC One's sales comes hot on the heels of Samsung's own announcement that its Galaxy S 4 has shipped 10 million units in slightly less than a month. Still, sales of five million Ones is nothing to sneeze at, and it provides HTC with some much-needed positive news following One component shortages and executive departures.
In other HTC news, the company today took the wraps off of its latest handset, dubbed the Desire 600. The newest member of the Desire family features dual SIM support and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor. It's also got a 4.5-inch qHD (960x540) display, 8GB storage, 1GB RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.6-megapixel front-facing shooter. There are some special HTC goodies packed in as well, including BlinkFeed and BoomSound. HTC says that the Desire 600 will begin rolling out "in a number of markets" starting in June 2013.