“What were you thinking, HTC?!” was the first thought that ran through my head when I saw the Taiwanese company announce the U Ultra and U Play smartphones. HTC, the manufacturer that set the gold standard for the metal bodied smartphone, was ditching the one thing they did better than anyone else.
UPDATE: HTC U11 pre-order is now available in Malaysia.
The all new HTC U11 is finally here in Malaysia and it’s their new flagship smartphone that replaces its current HTC 10. Not only it has top rated specs, the U11 is also the world’s first squeezable phone made possible by HTC Edge Sense.
HTC Malaysia isn’t wasting any time with its latest flagship smartphone. The HTC U11 is launching in Malaysia next week, which is barely 3 weeks after its official reveal in Taiwan. This is HTC’s first real flagship for 2017 and it succeeds its current HTC 10 flagship smartphone.
HTC, famous for its premium built phones had made a drastic move this year with its U series. Ditching its metal build for glass is a huge gamble and the original U series didn’t really live up to expectations. That’s mainly due to its high pricing and underwhelming hardware for 2017.
Perhaps, the timing wasn’t right and HTC aims to make a comeback by releasing the U11 in conjunction with their 20th anniversary. According to HTC, the U11 is their real flagship successor of the HTC 10 while continuing its current glass approach of the U series. To stand out from the crowd, they have also introduced a new “squeezable” interaction feature.
Ahead of its big reveal, HTC has teased what appears to be a 360 video recording feature that’s built in with the HTC U 11.
The HTC One X10 has just been announced in Russia and it’s the Taiwanese smartphone maker’s new mid-range device that comes with a 5.5″ display. You probably would expect this to replace the current HTC One X9 but looking at the spec sheet, HTC might have taken a step back with the X10.
In a move none of us saw coming, HTC has just made one of their high end flagships a whole lot better when it comes to value for money. Yep, there isn’t a typo in the title, HTC’s brand new U Ultra is now RM400 cheaper.
UPDATE: It appears that the HTC 10 is now available in Malaysia with ready stocks.
The HTC 10 is finally hitting the Malaysian market. The HTC flagship focuses on craftsmanship with its metal unibody construction and it is also the world’s first smartphone to feature Optical Image Stabilisation on both front and rear cameras.
UPDATE: HTC 10 is officially priced at RM2,799 in Malaysia.
HTC’s greatest, the 10 appears to be coming to Malaysia very soon. The all metal flagship has just passed our local SIRIM certification and we hope it shouldn’t take too long for it to go on sale.