HTC, the Taiwanese giant, has added two more smartphones in its portfolio under the U-series lineup. The two new smartphones are the HTC U11+ and the U11 Life which were already in the news lately due to the leaks and rumours. The HTC U11+ is the company’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Apple iPhone X, as it is the first smartphone to feature an edge-to-edge display. Just like the company’s flagship U11, these smartphones also have the squeezable feature.
The HTC U11+ is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with Adreno 540 GPU. The smartphone features a 6-inch Super LCD display with a resolution of 1440×2880 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. The phone packs in 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage for the Europe variant, while the other countries will receive a variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Under the hood, there is a 3,930mAh battery powering up the device and support Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0. The smartphone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The device also sports a fingerprint scanner which sits at the back.
As for the optics, the HTC U11+ features a 12-megapixel UltraPixel camera at the back with an aperture of f/1.7, autofocus, BSI sensor, OIS and a dual tone LED flash. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel camera with BSI sensor and f/2.0 aperture.
In the audio segment, the HTC U11+ comes with HTC BoomSound and HTC USonic earbuds for better audio experience. HTC claims that the BoomSound speaker on the HTC U11+ is the loudest it has ever put on a smartphone and is 30 percent louder than HTC U11.
HTC U11 Life
The HTC U11 Life features a 5.2-inch Super LCD display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset paired with Adreno 508 GPU. The device will come in two variants, one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and the other with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The storage on the phone will be expandable up to 2TB using a microSD card. The device is backed by a 2,600mAh battery and support Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0.
The HTC U11 Life will ship with Android Nougat layered with HTC Sense UI in the US while other markets will get the smartphone running on stock Android Oreo.
As for the optics, the HTC U11 sports a 16-megapixel camera at the back with BSI sensor and f/2.0 aperture. There is another 16-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling.
Price and Availability
The HTC U11+ will go on sale with a price tag of EUR 799 which roughly converts to Rs. 60,000. The HTC U11 Life is priced at USD 349 (roughly Rs. 23,000) in the US. The U11+ has already been listed on the company’s India website, however, there is no official pricing and date as of when it will go on sale in the country. The HTC U11+ will be available in Ceramic Black, Amazing Silver, and Translucent Black colours variants.