HTC announced the HTC U11+ a little while back and now the pre-order sales are live in the UK via HTC’s official webstore. The price is £699 for an unlocked, SIM-free handset with 128GB of onboard storage. Orders will begin shipping inside December. Currently it’s only available in black.
If you sign up to the HTC Club, which is free to join by the way, you can get 10% off the price of the HTC U11+ pre-order, making it cost £629.10.
The HTC U11+ is allegedly the phone that was going to become the Google Pixel XL 2, before LG got involved and usurped it. It’s similar to the existing HTC U11 in terms of design and specs, but sports an enlarged 6in Super LCD6 display with an 18:9 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1440 x 2880 pixel resolution. The fingerprint scanner is mounted on the back panel, and like the regular edition it packs a pair of front-facing BoomSound stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier.
It also has a massive 4,000mAh battery, is IP68 water and dust resistant, and it has the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor as the HTC U11, as well as the same incredible 12MP wide-aperture camera; which is one of the best camera setups we’ve tested this year, up there with the Pixel 2, iPhone X, and Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+/Note 8 series.