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HTC U 11 might be cheaper than the U Ultra

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We're only about 72 hours away from the day when HTC will announce a new flagship smartphone - the HTC U 11. The handset should offer an attractive set of high-end specs, including a Snapdragon 835 processor, as well as a potentially innovative feature: Edge Sense, which lets you squeeze the device's frame in order to interact with the UI.

Being a high-end product, the HTC U 11 will certainly not be cheap. And yet it might not be too expensive, either. A recent report from Taiwan (HTC's home country) has it that the new flagship phone could be cheaper than the U Ultra - the first high-end smartphone released by HTC this year. Reportedly, the U 11 might cost less than $20,000 Taiwanese dollars ($662 US dollars) in the local market.

Of course, prices usually vary from country to country. But, if this report is correct, we certainly expect the HTC U 11 to be cheaper than the U Ultra in the US. As you may know, the U Ultra is currently sold for $749 unlocked, and we noted in our review of it that this high price is not justified (not considering what competing smartphones are offering).

Taiwanese website ePrice has it that the HTC U 11 should be available to pre-order starting May 19 (at least in Taiwan). If we talk about the US market, it's not clear if the new device will be released via carriers, or just unlocked (like the U Ultra). Anyhow, HTC should address all uncertainties come next week, once it announces the U 11.

source: ePrice (translated)

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HTC U11 specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie HTC Sense UI
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