Even better, you’ll get more than just the phone. HTC is tossing in a set of JBL Reflect Aware C noise-cancelling headphones (a $199 value), as well as the Tile-like HTC Fetch key fob that can help you track down a lost set of keys, for free with purchase.
This cost covers the baseline model that comes stocked with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. However, if you add $80 onto the tag for a total of $679 (usually $729), you can double the storage to 128GB and increase the RAM to 6GB.
No matter how you cut it, the U11 is supremely powerful and designed like no other flagship smartphone from this year. It has made its way onto our list of the very best Android phones, and if you’re a stickler for awesome photography and performance, you’re in for a treat.
HTC deal ecstacy
If you’re low on cash, but still want to reap the benefits of HTC’s holiday price slashing, the HTC Bolt or HTC U11 Life might be more up your alley. Both phones start under $400 ($200 for the Bolt, $349 for the U11 Life) and will include the HTC Fetch that can help you keep track of your keys, and in turn, if you lose your phone, the Fetch will help you find it.
Some key points worth knowing about these phones: the Bolt only works on Sprint, making it an ideal choice for those on that carrier, but obviously not a great option for those on any other carrier. On the other hand, the U11 Life works with all GSM carriers, including T-Mobile and AT&T.
It’s possible that even better deals on HTC-branded gear will pop up between now and Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but you can be assured that we’ll be posting as soon as we hear of them.
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Cameron is a writer at The Verge, focused on reviews, deals coverage, and news. He wrote for magazines and websites such as The Verge, TechRadar, Practical Photoshop, Polygon, Eater and Al Bawaba.