Finally things are looking up for HTC. The last two years haven’t been easy as the Taiwanese company watched its last two flagships get dropped from serious contention by consumers, but early success has been found in the U11. Its 2017 flagship is HTC’s best-selling phone since 2014 in terms of early post-release sales.
When it launched the One M9 in 2015, HTC thought it’d continue earning widespread praise like it did with the One (M8). Both phones featured beautiful bodies created from aluminum, but a glaring problem proved to be insurmountable. The One M9, due to its Snapdragon 810 processor, would get way too hot for comfort. Overheating concerns were dismissed by HTC; however, consumers already made up there minds and it seemed to have damaged any chance the HTC 10 had at being successful.
The U11 is different. It’s a true no-compromise, high-end phone from HTC that can compete head-to-head with Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and LG’s G6. Consumers have responded positively. HTC President Chia-lin Chang told Focus Taiwan that the U11 is currently outselling the 10 and One M9 that were released before.
No further details were provided, though. HTC hasn’t shared the number of units sold in the first few weeks of availability.
Source: Focus Taiwan