Launch of the HTC U11 Life and HTC U11 Plus smartphones.


HTC did introduced its flagship smartphone, HTC U11, earlier this year. But, seemingly, it’s like the handset’s successor is  set to make a debut. As speculated, the company might be launching the HTC U11 Life and HTC U11 Plus smartphones.

In preparation for the official launch, some images and details about the smartphones have surfaced online. A new smartphone codenamed HTC 2Q4D200 was spotted on Chinese certification website TENAA.

The listing of TENAA reveals that the smartphone will come with a 5.5-inch IPS display with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. It will come with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage. Running Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, the device will be backed by a 3830mAh battery.

Along with the details, some images were also spotted on the website. As per the images, the upcoming smartphone will have narrow bezels and the HTC U11 Plus will come with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor. The U11 Plus will also not have a headphone jack and will come in Sapphire Blue and Ice White colour options.

As stated by the Android Authority, the HTC U11 Plus flagship smartphone will be featuring a 5.99-inch JDI display with a 2880 x 1440 resolution, which means 18:9 aspect ratio display.

Some of the many specifications mentioned are Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, 12MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera, IP68 build, Quick Charge 3.0, EdgeSense and USB Type-C port.

Another news website WinFuture reveals that HTC U11 Life will launch early next month and will be priced at 400.

Also,it is expected that HTC will roll out Android 8.0 Oreo update for its U11 smartphone. According to leakster LlabTooFeR, the update is in its final stages of development and can be released this coming November or early December. After the Oreo update for U11 HTC will then usher in the update for U Ultra and HTC 10.

The HTC U11 ‘squeezable’ smartphone which was in June this year in India. The highlight of the HTC U 11 is its ‘squeezable’ side bezels. Running HTC Edge Sense user interface based on Android 7.1 Nougat, the smartphone comes with 8 sensors on the side bezels to register the squeeze. These sensors are integrated with the Edge Sense and lets users long press to launch any app. The feature can be customised inside the settings.

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