Towards mid-June, the HTC U11 started shipping to the U.S. priced at $649. The phone was exclusive to Sprint and for those who are not part of this carrier, you can grab one via Amazon.
At the time, the HTC U11 was only available in three color variants of Amazing Silver, Brilliant Black and Sapphire Blue. There’s no doubt that these are great color options to pick from, however, the Taiwanese tech giant had confirmed that the phone would be sold in up to five color variants, with Solar Red and Ice White adding up to make it a total of five.
Initially, it was thought that the HTC U11 would only be sold in the U.S. in the initial three color variants, but to many people’s surprise, the company added the Solar Red color variant a few days later. Given that this color variant has turned out to be the most amazing option there is, many people who had already bought the phone in different finishes were left unhappy at how HTC tricked them into buying the initial offerings knowing that a much better option will be coming up sooner than later.
If you thought the company is done with its tricks, well, you are in for another surprise. Similar to the color options, the HTC U11 was also unveiled in two storage options of 64GB and 128GB, but the U.S. market has only been able to get the former. At the time of launch, the company said that only select markets will get the 128GB storage option, which also packs a massive 6GB RAM as opposed to the 4GB RAM used on the 64GB storage variant.
So far, the U.S. was considered as one of the markets that won’t be getting the 128GB ROM variant, but as it turns out, things have once again changed, with the company set to start selling this variant of the HTC U11 here as part of its summer sunset sale, which kicks off today, July 25. This high-end variant will come with a higher price tag of $729 and while you get a bigger RAM and ROM, the rest of the specs remain unchanged.
This means you still get a 5.5-inch QHD display screen, a Snapdragon 835 SoC, a 12MP camera on the back and a 16MP selfie shooter. The battery capacity also remains at 3000mAh and so does the OS running the show out of the box.
The summer sunset sale also includes a bunch of other deals, where the 2016 HTC 10 gets an impressive $300 discount, meaning you can now grab the phone at a lowly $399. The 2017 HTC U Ultra also gets a $250 discount that brings the price to $499.