HTC’s mid-range U11 life launches today in the US, not the premium HTC U11+ you want
As HTC’s struggles in the global smartphone market continue, the company’s upcoming new smartphone actually managed to stir up some buzz over the past few weeks. The premium HTC U11+ phablet is a brand new flagship phone that takes everything good about the U11 and moves it over to a phone with a larger display and narrower bezels. It’s a beautiful new handset that goes on sale soon in several markets around the world. Now for the bad news: the United States isn’t one of those markets. Worse still, HTC has no plans to release the U11+ in the US at any point, instead holding off until next year when it launches its next-generation flagship as a successor to the U11.
Now, for the silver lining. The U11+ isn’t the only new smartphone HTC is announcing on Thursday. The new HTC U11 life joins the company’s lineup as well, offering good specs and features as well as a sleek design at a fraction of the price of a flagship phones.