As expected, HTC has declared two new U-series smartphones – that the HTC U11+ and HTC U11 Life. HTC U11+ is the company’s first smartphone with edge-to-edge display joining the likes of Samsung Galaxy S8 along with others including the iPhone X. Expanding the Edge Sense availability to more devices, HTC has attracted the ‘squeezable’ advantage to both new smartphones too. While the HTC U11 runs HTC’s very own Sense UI on top of Android Oreo, the HTC U11 Life will be made available under Android One program in markets outside the US, which means just the US variant with will support the Edge Sense feature.
HTC has announced that the U11+ will probably be going on sale in “select markets.” It has been priced at EUR 799 (approximately Rs. 60,000). The HTC U11 Life, on the other hand, was established with T-Mobile exclusive mobile carrier partnership and will be available to buy in the US starting Thursday. It has been priced at $349 (approximately Rs. 23,000). The Business is yet to announce the availability and pricing of the HTC U11 Life outside the US. The Business is marketing the HTC U11 Life Android One as “Created by HTC.
Considering that the HTC U11+ has already been listed about the firm’s India site, we expect the smartphone to be found in the country soon. Obviously, the HTC U11+ price in India isn’t understand yet.
For specifications, the premium HTC U11+ sports a 6-inch Quad HD+ Super LCD display with a display resolution of 1440×2560 pixels and also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Underneath the hood, the phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC clocked at 2.45GHz coupled with 6GB of RAM. The business states that the HTC U11+ will be available in 6GB with 128GB storage version just in Europe while rest of the markets will receive a 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version.
On the camera front, the HTC U11+ sports 12-megapixel UltraPixel camera with autofocus, BSI sensor, OIS, f/1.7 aperture, and double LED flash. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera with BSI sensor and f/2.0 aperture. The handset is backed by a 3930mAh battery and comes with QuickCharge 3.0 support. It packs fingerprint scanner at the back panel. It steps 158.5×74.9×8.5mm and weighs 188 grams.
HTC U11+ will come with Google Assistant as well as Amazon’s Alexa – both of which may be integrated with Edge Sense to start with a squeeze. To recall, the Edge Sense was launched on the HTC U11 earlier this year and it enables users to access programs, launching camera, or launch a voice assistant with squeeze gesture on the sides. Apart from the two assistants, HTC U11+ will even come with the company’s Sense Companion which will learn consumer routines and offer information as and when needed. The handset comes with a translucent glass back and will sport IP68 water and dust resistant certification. As mentioned earlier, the HTC U11+ will run on Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box with the organization’s HTC Sense UI running on top.
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The HTC U11+ also packs HTC BoomSound and HTC USonic earbuds for improved audio experience. The company states that the BoomSound speaker on the HTC U11+ is the loudest it has ever put on a smartphone and is 30 percent more rapid than HTC U11.
The HTC U11+ carefully mimics the liquid surface design first seen on the HTC U11. The new smartphone will be available in Ceramic Black, Amazing Silver, and Translucent Dark colors.
Coming to the HTC U11 Life, the smartphone will operate on Android Nougat with HTC Sense in the US while the Android One model will run stock Android 8.0 Oreo. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chip. The U11 Life will be made available in 2 versions: 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. It supports expandable storage service via microSD card (up to 2TB).
The HTC U11 Life sports a 16-megapixel PDAF camera with BSI sensor and f/2.0 aperture. In the front, there is a 16-megapixel camera. The HTC U11 Life will also come with HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation earphones. The HTC U11 Life packs IP67 rating and sports fingerprint scanner in the front. It measures 149×72.9×8.1mm and weighs 142 grams.