HTC has announced that it has an event on the 2nd of November. The Taiwanese manufacturer is expected to unveil two smartphones – the HTC U11 Life and HTC U11 Plus, on that day.
New info from Evan Blass (@Evleaks) has revealed that only the Android One HTC U11 Life will be unveiled. So if you have been looking forward to the full-screen U11 Plus, you may have to wait a little longer.
Much ado about nothing: the 11/2 HTC event is to launch the decidedly mid-range U11 Life, not the +. Dial back your excitement accordingly.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 21, 2017
The HTC U11 Life is a mid-ranger phone under the Android One program. This year, Google’s Android One phones have shifted from entry level devices to the mid-range category. The entry-level category, we presume will be covered by the Android Go program, a specially designed version of Android for devices with 1GB RAM or less.
The HTC U11 Life will be the first Android One phone to run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. It will have a 5.2” FHD screen, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Chip of choice is the Snapdragon 630 which will draw power from a 2,600mAh battery.
For optics, there is a 16MP camera on both sides with support for 4K video recording, HDR, and RAW formats. The U11 Life will have an IP67 rating, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, and Edge Sense but will ditch the 3.5mm audio jack.