The U11 is outselling the HTC 10 and One M9, at least right now

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


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Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.


  • Kevin Murphy

    Used HTC for years and a great fan but not any more. Problem with an M10 since April and do they care..no.

    • Justin_Herrick

      What’s been wrong with your HTC 10? I had the phone last year, and I had to get it replaced once because both cameras were faulty. Then the replacement had to get exchanged because the capacitive buttons wouldn’t light upon the first activation.

      • Kevin Murphy

        It sticks in airplane mode and will not connect to any network, so no use of the telephone, text it mobile data. It has happened now 3 times in 2 months. It clears if you let the device stay off for 24 hours or more, and I have tried HTC support in the UK probably 10 times and even spoken to them. HTC support ignore the issue. The only time I need them I find their support is non existent and yet I have bought every major model for years.

        • Justin_Herrick

          Sounds bizarre. Sorry to hear about that. When I was having problems with mine, the U.S. support team was difficult to get a hold of but eventually came through.

  • #S8PlusIs Boss

    I’m trying not to laugh like this is supposed to be real important.