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.
HTC’s mid-range U Play smartphone is now going for about half of its original price tag. Introduced early this year, this is their mid-range HTC U series smartphone that comes with a liquid surface exterior.
The HTC U Ultra had recently gotten a significant price cut from RM2,599 to RM1,999. For those who are hoping for an even lower price, you can get one today at the price of a new mid-range smartphone.
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.
Before the year is out, HTC has started pushing the latest Android 8.0 Oreo update for their U11 flagship smartphone. This was tweeted by Mo Versi, HTC’s VP of Product Management and it is now available for unlocked units.
While the HTC U11+ is a balls-to-the-wall upgraded version of the HTC U11, the company has also released a more watered-down and budget friendly version of their early-2017 flagship smartphone. It’s called the U11 Life and although this handset seems pretty uninteresting on paper, it does have one very interesting trick up its sleeve.
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.
HTC will be making a new device announcement tomorrow but looks like the cat is finally out of the bag. A hands-on video of the U11+ and the mid-range U11 Life has surfaced online, and it confirms almost everything we know so far about HTC’s next big thing.