Pompously billed the Taiwanese OEM’s “Blackest Friday”, the busiest shopping days of 2017 see the HTC U11 marked down a paltry $50 stateside. That means you’ll still be paying at least $599 for the six month-old 5.5-incher with a 16:9 aspect ratio and pretty thick screen bezels, or $679 if you opt for a 6GB RAM/128GB ROM configuration.
To sweeten the otherwise humdrum deal, HTC also throws in a free pair of JBL Reflect Aware C earphones and Fetch accessory through November 29. The former gift is typically valued at $199.99, but available now for $149.99 separately, while the latter has a retail worth of $19.99.
If you’ve never heard of it, the HTC Fetch is basically a small and lightweight key-ring fob that helps you locate your misplaced phone, also warning you when you’re about to leave the precious new U11 behind. As for the complimentary JBL USB-C sport earphones, they might feel like an unnecessary add-on, given that the U11 is already bundled with a more than decent pair of USonic earbuds as standard.
Other unimpressive “Blackest Friday” deals include a $200 Bolt we already covered last week, sold alongside the same Fetch companion, and a $5 case blowout for the ancient One A9, M9 and M8. No love for prospective U11 Life buyers, and the $499 U Ultra is completely out of stock to add insult to injury.