HTC confirmed on Twitter today that it will be bringing Android 8.0 Oreo to its U11 flagship by the end of the year, and updates for the U Ultra and 10 will follow. It also teased new products.
Today, HTC announced on Twitter that the 10, U Ultra, and U11 will be receiving an upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo, and that additional devices and details will be announced at a later date.
HTC announced today that beginning at midnight Eastern Time, the 128GB U11 will be available for pre-order, and it also announced a number of deals on its other devices, such as the 10 and U Ultra.
HTC's U Ultra comes with an all-new 'liquid surface' design, which is a departure from previous devices made by the company, a secondary display, and more. Here's our review of the device.
Just over a month after it was released, HTC has already cut 20% off its range-topping U Ultra, reducing it to $599. It's offering savings of up to $300 on other handsets in its range too.
HTC's latest flagship phone, the U Ultra, features an all-new design compared to its predecessors, and a second display. Here's our unboxing and first impressions of the company's new device.
A couple months ago HTC announced its U Ultra handset and also mentioned that a sapphire model would also be produced. While we previously knew the price, it now appears to be available for pre-order.
HTC posted a teaser on Facebook saying that it "will give you an unexpected surprise" on March 20. But while some speculate that it will unveil the 'HTC 11', the company has already ruled that out.
After announcing its new U Ultra flagship two months ago, HTC has now started shipping the $749 handsets in the United States. However, the new device isn't being sold by any US carriers.
HTC has updated its website to reflect that the U Ultra will be shipping in two days, on March 10, where previously the company's listing only said that the handset would ship in mid-March.
While HTC's U Ultra won't ship for another ten days, that hasn't stopped a Captain_Throwback over on XDA Developers from releasing an unofficial version of TWRP for the forthcoming device.
HTC has opened up pre-orders for its latest flagship handsets, the U Ultra and U Play, in the UK. Priced at £649 and £399 respectively, the premium handsets will begin shipping on March 1.
HTC says it launched its new U Ultra with a Snapdragon 821 "to have a couple of months of leadership before the next flagship CPU comes" - and when it does, "HTC will have another flagship".
HTC promised to launch a 'special edition' version of its new U Ultra flagship, with double the storage of the standard model, along with sapphire glass, rather than Corning's Gorilla Glass 5.
HTC says it will launch far fewer devices this year than in 2016, and an 'HTC 11' won't be among them - but after this week's product announcements, it's hard to understand its new mobile strategy.
HTC's new U Ultra is priced at $749, and includes a 5.7-inch Quad HD display plus a secondary screen, Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and more - but the U Play's specs aren't quite as good.
A day before its planned unveiling, HTC's new U Ultra handset has been revealed in leaked images, showing a tiny secondary display similar to that of the LG V20... and no 3.5mm headphone jack.