In May, HTC had launched the HTC U11 flagship phone and today it has unveiled the HTC U11+ phone with improved specs. It sports the trendy full screen design and retains the squeezable frame feature that was first made available on the U11.
Design and Display
When it comes to appearance, the HTC U11+ looks like a taller version of U11. It measures 158.5 x 74.9 x 8.5mm and weighs 188 grams. The IP68 certified chassis of the phone has a glossy and reflective Liquid Surface design on the rear panel. It comes in color choices like Ceramic Black, Amazing Silver and Translucent Black which sports a semi-transparent rear. The fingerprint scanner resides reside on the back panel of the phone.
The HTC U11+ has a 6-inch Super LCD-6 display that carries support for HDR10 and DCI-P3 color gamut. The 18:9 screen produces a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels. It delivers a screen-to-body ratio of 78 percent. The bezels of the phone are not very slim, but are certainly thinner than the ones present on the U11.
Chipset, RAM and Battery
Like other flagship phones of 2017, the U11+ is also powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset. Its 4 GB RAM model has 64 GB of storage whereas the 6 GB RAM variant has 128 GB of storage. Both the variants include a dedicated microSD card slot. A 3,930mAh capacity battery that is enabled with Quick Charge 3.0 fuels the new flagship phone from HTC.
Camera and Other Features
The HTC U11+ has a 12-megapixel with f/1.7 aperture sitting on its rear panel. Its features include 1.4µm pixels, UltraSpeed autofocus, OIS and dual-LED flash. It allows users to shoot 4K videos with Hi-Res audio. The front panel features a f/2.0 aperture 8-megapixel selfie camera that supports 85-degree field of view and full HD video shooting.
The HTC U11+ is the company’s first phone to arrive preloaded with Android 8.0 Oreo that is customized with Sense UI. The Edge Sense feature allow users to squeeze the frame of the phone to access favorite apps, contacts and some settings.
The HTC U11+ does not feature 3.5mm audio jack. Hence, HTC is providing ANC enabled USonic headphones with the phone that can be connected to the USB-C port of the phone. The smartphone also features BoomSound speakers that are 30 percent louder than the ones present on U11.
The Cat. 15 LTE modem present inside the U11+ can deliver maximum download speeds of 800 Mbps. The other connectivity features of the U11+ include Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, GPS and GLONASS.
Pricing and Availability
HTC will be selling the U11+ in select markets in Europe and Asia. However, it won’t be landing in the U.S. It will be available with a pricing of 799 euros (~$929) in Europe.