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HTC U11 EYEs has two eyes in front for you

HTC U11 EYEs has two eyes in front for you

HTC doesn't seem to be done trying to milk all that it can from the U11 brand, even in 2018. It also doesn't seem to be done mixing up specs and features to try and sell its growing number of almost indistinguishable models. This time though, it is adding at least one new feature to make it worthy of its moniker. There's a reason for the "s" in thr HTC U11 EYEs' name, and that's for the pair of eyes it has on its face.

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Unlocked HTC U11 life gets Android Oreo today

Unlocked HTC U11 life gets Android Oreo today

The HTC U11 life is a pretty young phone, enjoying its worldwide launch only a month ago. Its launch in the US looked a fair bit different than its launch in other regions: while the HTC U11 life was launched as part of the Android One program in many areas around the world, here in the US, we only received the unlocked version. One of the biggest differences between the two versions is that the U11 life didn't launch running Android Oreo out of the box in the States.

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7 best premium smartphones of 2017

7 best premium smartphones of 2017

With the year almost over and all of 2017 premium racehorses in position, it’s time to take stock of what’s available to us so far. Just in time, too, since the holiday, and therefore shopping, season is upon us. Not everyone can be winners, and, let’s face it, we probably don’t want them to be. Sooner or later, choices have to be made. Picking out a new smartphone, especially when you’re playing for both teams, can be a pretty daunting quest. Since no one size fits all, and no smartphone can be perfect for everything and everyone, we’ve tried to present this year’s top models along different use cases and needs.

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The HTC U11 Android Oreo update is here

The HTC U11 Android Oreo update is here

HTC has released the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the HTC U11, a Cyber Monday treat that won't actually cost you anything. The fast-incoming upgrade was teased over the weekend and then released today, making the smartphone one of the few devices on the market to have received Google's latest software version.

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Android Oreo galore: Nokia 8, Xperia XZs, unlocked HTC U11, betas

Android Oreo galore: Nokia 8, Xperia XZs, unlocked HTC U11, betas

Android Oreo has been out for months now but, naturally, most OEMs haven’t been quick to jump into it. But they do say “better late than never” and, to be fair, it isn’t exactly that late yet anyway. As if scheduled to coincide with Thanksgiving, some manufacturers have gotten the ball rolling on Android 8.0 Oreo (sadly not 8.1) for some models. Some have even started the beta test for other devices, or at least promised them to come really soon.

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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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