Focus Taiwan reported HTC One's major set-back on the production of its super important ultrapixel camera components. This comes at a time when HTC needs to be at its most creative and timeliest to redeem itself following years of dwindling sales of its devices.
Insiders reported that the company's key people were informed by their suppliers that two major components of their ultrapixel sensor were extremely limited and will reduce the production of HTC One units to less than half of what was planned.
Consequently, HTC units that were promised to different market segments will also be decreased, leading many to believe that delay in launch of the HTC One to other markets is inevitable.
It could also just be a marketing ploy, which many really hoping that it is. The HTC One was originally slated to be released on March 15th, a day after the extravagant launch of the currently MOST anticipated phone in the market, the Samsung Galaxy S4. It just makes sense to let the hype over the other phone die down first, before introducing their flagship device, for less distraction possibly.
The Exynos 5 Octa was confirmed to be LTE-enabled and that it supports all 20 bands. This bit of info was taken from the SamsungExynos page on their Twitter account. This means that it can also do what the Snapdragon 600 (Qualcomm) is capable of doing. However, there are also reports (fom SamMobile) that the reason why the Galaxy S 4 came in two variants is that Samsung was unable to deliver the Exynos 5 Octa in time for the S 4 launch.
Furthermore, Samsung actually confirmed that they have just started mass producing the famed chip after the first quarter. According to the reports, only about 30% of the total Galaxy S 4 production have Exynos 5 Octa in their hardware and many are hoping for more Exynos variants to be distributed in the near future.