Starting July 25, HTC USA will kick off preorders for the enhanced version of its flagship smartphone i.e. the HTC U11. The company will start retailing the 128 GB option stateside instead of its current and standard 64 GB internal storage version of the device. The latter option retails in other international markets. For a change, it is good to see HTC take the risk and bring in the higher version of the device to the US, as most OEMs refrain from doing the same.

HTC U11 comes to the United States

The HTC U11 with 128 GB of native storage will be exclusively offered only on the company’s online store for $729.

The OEM is offering the unlocked version of the handset. The 128 GB variant of the handset is $80 more expensive when compared to the 64 GB option. The unlocked variant of the 128 GB handset will be compatible with Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T in the US.

However, unlike the 64 GB variant of the smartphone - which is available in all four colors i.e. blue, black, silver, and red. The 128 GB option will retail only in blue. Although the company’s website does not list the RAM for the 128 GB model, it appears that this version too will offer 4 GB of RAM and not 6 GB.

Features and specs of the smartphone

The HTC U11 comes with the support of Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa and sports the unique feature of Edge Sense.

With the feature, a user can squeeze the sides of the smartphone to launch various apps. The device boasts a 5.5-inch QHD screen and runs on Android Nougat. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. A 3,000 mAh battery fuels the handset and the device comes with a 12-megapixel selfie and 16-megapixel primary cameras.

The Android-powered handset is expected to get two more updates after Android O per rumors. A robust handset is a good option for those eyeing a premium device with decent features and specs. The squeezable edges of the handset are its USP.

HTC handsets get discounted

Apart from the introduction of the beefed up version of HTC U11 from July 25 through August 7, the Taiwan- based OEM has also slashed prices of its three older smartphones.

The unlocked version of U Ultra can now be purchased at $499 instead of $749, which is a $250 discount. Other than this handset, consumers can also snag the unlocked version of the HTC 10 and Bolt, which will set them back by $399 and $500, respectively. While the company slashed $300 off the original price of the HTC 10, the Bolt only gets discounted by $100.