Today HTC announced two new phones to its U11 line: the U11 Life and U11 +.
HTC U11 Life: a lite version of the U11
The HTC U11 Life – which, yes, sounds like Lite – is a cheaper phone but that maintains many of the U11's features, including the beautiful gloss finish that made the U11 stand out
As a screen, we have an LCD panel with a 16: 9 5.2 Full HD format. As a processor, we have the capable Snapdragon 630 with 3 GBs of RAM and 32 GBS of storage. We have a USB C port, and another thing that keeps this phone going is IP67 resistance to water and dust.
It is a smartphone that definitely falls in the premium mid-range, where we find phones such as the Moto Z2 Play, the Huawei P10 Selfie, among others.
The phone also includes several familiar things from the U11, such as Edge Sense that allows us to press the phone to perform different actions, noise-canceling headphones, and the SOS program that will replace your smartphone if it falls or breaks during the first year.
We also have a 16 megapixel camera on the back, while the front one is 16 MP as well.
Overall, it looks like a solid phone for the estimated price of $ 349 (in the USA): almost all of the notable features of the HTC U11, on cheaper equipment
HTC U11 + This phone could be the Pixel 2 XL
Another phone announced today was the HTC U11 +, a premium high-end phone designed to compete against phones like the Galaxy Note 8, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, or iPhone X.
This phone does offer a change in design to the U11, since it has a 6 screen with an elongated format, 18: 9. There is no doubt that this is the format to be used in all smartphones from now on. This screen offers a resolution of 2880 × 1440 with HDR10 support, on an LCD panel. Inside we have the Snapdragon 835, and options of 4 GBs of RAM and 64 GBs of Storage, or 6 GBs of RAM and 256 GBs of Storage.
The battery is 3,930 mAh, and we are IP68 certified against dust and water. One of the most striking things is the semi-transparent design shown in the photos / renders of the equipment, where we can see the internal components of the phone, including the wireless charging coil, through the case.
In addition to all this, we have the functions that were already introduced with the U11, such as the Edge Sense, among other things.
This phone will be launching in limited markets. We don't know yet whether to get to Latin America, as if U11 Life will.