I was a little wary of HTC‘s second release before their flagship refresh. After the U Ultra did such an excellent job at tarnishing the excellent HTC 10, I was worried that this U11+ might “help” the — again, excellent — U11 in the same way. But when I saw the launch, I was glad that HTC seemed to have learned their lesson.
In another life, the U11+ could very well have been a Google Pixel smartphone. And I’m glad it didn’t, because if it did then we probably wouldn’t have seen it launch in Malaysia. What a shame that would have been because from where I’m sitting, the U11+ looks like a killer smartphone — even if it is a little late to the race.
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If you’ve been pining for a Google Pixel-like device but couldn’t stomach the thought of picking one up from grey importers, there’s good news. Today, HTC Malaysia launched their latest flagship smartphone, the U11+, a phone that some say started out life as a Pixel project.
UPDATE: HTC U11+ has landed in Malaysia with a RM3,099 price tag.
We are just days away from the new year and there’s already a new flagship smartphone launch that’s scheduled to take place in Malaysia very soon. As teased earlier, the HTC U11+ is coming to Malaysia and official distributor Brightstar has just sent out invites for the upcoming launch event that’s happening on 11 January 2018.
UPDATE: HTC U11+ Malaysian launch is happening on 11 January.
It looks like another flagship smartphone might land in Malaysia before the year is out. The HTC U11+, which is the bigger brother of the U11 has just gotten the green light from SIRIM. If you’re looking for a Pixel 2 XL alternative, this could be it.
Did you like the HTC U11? I sure did and it was low-key one of my favourite phones last year, despite some of its weaknesses. I thought HTC was going in the right direction and it looks like they took that into consideration when designing their brand new HTC U11+ flagship smartphone.
Cherry on top? It looks like they’ve also fixed some of their smaller flagship’s biggest weaknesses. Yeah, you can get excited now.