HTC offers $50 to $150 in discounts on its 2017 and 2018 smartphones

There’s no denying that it’s pretty easy to spot amazing deals this holiday season and HTC is getting in on all the excitement by offering up to $150 off on select devices.
The prices of the new HTC U12+ and last year’s HTC U11 Life have been reduced by $50. While that may not be that much of a discount on the HTC U12+ since it typically goes for $800, the $50 price cut on the U11 life brings its price down to just $299 which is pretty respectable.
If you want the best deal possible, we suggest picking up the HTC U11 which is selling for $499 thanks to its $150 discount. The device was one of our 2017 favorites since HTC’s incredible camera and design made it stand out from the competition.
HTC may not be getting a lot of attention these days since it has dramatically reduced the number of devices in its lineup, but the HTC U11, U11 life and U12+ are all great options in their respective categories.
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HTC jumps in with its first Android Pie update

Android Pie has been available for a few months now, but HTC only now jumping in with its first update. The HTC U11 Life is the first device in the company’s lineup to receive the Android Pie update, though HTC has promised to deliver the new version of Android to the HTC U11, HTC U11+, HTC U12+ and the HTC U12 life.
While we’re excited to see begin its Android Pie rollout to older devices, we don’t expect the update for the HTC U11 and the HTC U12+ are right around the corner. The update that’s currently rolling out is for the Android One version of the HTC U11 life which runs on stock Android with a few minor tweaks. The HTC Sense variant of the HTC U11 life will likely not receive its Android Pie update for a few more months and the US model sold by T-Mobile will likely get its update even later than that.
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HTC hasn’t given any indication as to when the HTC U12+ will receive its Android Pie update. The company has typically released Android updates for its flagship devices in mid-Q4, but it looks like we may be waiting until early 2019 before the HTC U12+ and last year’s HTC U11 will be getting a taste of the latest version of Android.