HTC U11

HTC U11+ Edge Launcher and more unofficially available for U11

HTC U11+ Edge Launcher and more unofficially available for U11

HTC has just announced two U11 variants, including a larger U11+. Unfortunately, that one isn’t coming to the US, because HTC thinks it would be a bad business move for the market. Fortunately, there isn’t much that difference between the two, like the larger screen, the semi-translucent back cover, and Android 8.0 Oreo and a new radial menu launcher. But before you think that it is unfortunate that the last part isn’t available on the slightly older U11 yet, fortunately for you, you’re wrong and can now install that new launcher on your U11. Unofficially of course and at your own risk.

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Google Pixel 2 XXL Muskie is HTC’s Schrodinger’s Cat

Google Pixel 2 XXL Muskie is HTC’s Schrodinger’s Cat

A third Google Pixel smartphone for 2017 was just revealed - and it's not the machine we expected. Instead of remaining hidden behind the scenes in a forever-unmade form, HTC seems to have taken the Xperia Play route. Where the Sony Xperia Play was originally meant to be a Nexus smartphone, so too was the latest in a pair of HTC-made smartphones, the other of which was revealed in reviews today. At the same time, a great many of the truths we're meant to cling to today depend greatly on our own point of view.

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HTC U11+, U11 Life leaked hands-on leaves nothing to imagination

HTC U11+, U11 Life leaked hands-on leaves nothing to imagination

There are barely two days left before HTC makes its last big announcement for 2017 but, as it stands, there might not be anything left to expect other than confirmation and availability details. The HTC U11+, as well as the HTC U11 Life, have been leaked to death already that there might be no surprises left. And perhaps to banish all remaining doubt, a new hands-on video leaks online, showing working models of both smartphones, which simply confirm everything we’ve heard so far.

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HTC U11 Life leaked by T-Mobile, Germany’s first Android One

HTC U11 Life leaked by T-Mobile, Germany’s first Android One

There is a saying that goes something like throwing as many things at a wall and see which ones will stick. HTC seems to be applying that philosophy well to its smartphones. This year alone we’ve had the HTC U Ultra, the HTC U11, and, soon, the HTC U11 Plus and HTC U11 Life. While the U11 Plus is expected to be unveiled in just a few days, there has been no solid word on the U11 Life. But thanks to T-Mobile, we’ve got an almost complete look at the mid-range smartphone, hinting that it is probably not that far behind.

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HTC Financing will make it easier to buy a phone in the US

HTC Financing will make it easier to buy a phone in the US

Most smartphone purchases in the US are made through carriers primarily because of the ability to split up payments into bite-sized monthly chunks. That’s especially more attractive now that smartphones have gone well beyond the $700 mark. But if you want an unlocked phone or if the phone of you’re dreams isn’t available from your carrier, you’re mostly out of luck. Unless the phone of your dreams is an HTC U11, in which case your luck has changed now that HTC has its own Financing Program.

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Android One HTC U11 Life looks like the Baby Bear of the family

Android One HTC U11 Life looks like the Baby Bear of the family

This week the folks at HTC have a big set of leaks on their hands - maybe even the entirety of their Fall Lineup, unless they have a third device that we've not seen yet. The device we're looking at right this moment is the Android One of the two devices. This means it's mid-range, coming with a relatively affordable price (more than likely) with specs that aren't mind-blowing, but certainly aren't bad.

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HTC U11 Plus is shaping up to be a stunning champion

HTC U11 Plus is shaping up to be a stunning champion

There’s little doubt about it, HTC, at least is mobile business, is on a downhill trajectory. While it retains control of its own smartphone business, it has sold off a huge chunk of it to Google. As if trying to prove that it’s business as usual back home, HTC has hinted that a new flagship would be coming. That flagship is now believed to be the HTC U11 Plus, codenamed Ocean Master. And if the flood of leaks, which includes OnLeaks usual 3D renders, then the U11 Plus could convince enough people to believe that it is indeed here to stay.

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HTC U11 Plus headed for reveal at November event

HTC U11 Plus headed for reveal at November event

For the most part, autumn's big reveals and releases are over. We've already attended events for the Galaxy Note 8, iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and the Google Pixel 2, but before we put the autumn reveals season to bed, HTC is arriving with a late entry. Today the company began sending out invitations to an event happening in Taipei next month.

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HTC U11 Life specs beat Android One release

HTC U11 Life specs beat Android One release

Android One has become quite popular since its introduction back in 2014, but it's been somewhat rare to see a mid-range phone launch under the Android One umbrella. The HTC U11 Life is shaping up to be one of the few mid-range Android One devices available, and today we're getting a good idea of what to expect from a hardware standpoint. That's thanks to a leaked list of specifications that leave little to the imagination.

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HTC U11 Plus flagship leaked to have 18:9 borderless screen

HTC U11 Plus flagship leaked to have 18:9 borderless screen

HTC phones aren’t dead yet. At least for now. Even after its smartphone workforce has been almost cut in half by the Google “agreement”, HTC assures its loyal followers and investors that it will still be making smartphones. And as if on cue, details of a certain HTC U11 Plus have surfaced, claiming to be the company’s late 2017 flagship. And, almost ironically, it might be its most daring smartphone yet.

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HTC U Life “Ocean Life” to be an Android One phone

HTC U Life “Ocean Life” to be an Android One phone

Android One has always been an odd program and, for a time, it seemed that Google would give up on it altogether. That seemed especially possible after it announced its Android Go program for “constrained devices”. But Google insisted that Android One is still a go and it has, in fact, launched the first new device in a long while, the Xiaomi Mi A1. Now it seems that there will indeed be new Android One phones, with the next one coming from HTC, based on the unreleased HTC U11 Life, a.k.a. the HTC Ocean Life.

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HTC U11 Edge Sense update shows Samsung how it’s done

HTC U11 Edge Sense update shows Samsung how it’s done

With screens effectively pushing out bezels and buttons from the faces of phones, OEMs are looking to the back and sides for additional controls. But instead of simply adding yet another button, HTC dared to do something new in the HTC U11: Edge Sense. As fancy as it may be, the squeezable interface didn’t exactly wow users when the phone launched. But HTC at least seems committed to making that gesture more functional and more customizable. Unlike a certain Korean manufacturer hellbent on locking its new single-purpose button to that single, still practically useless purpose.

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