As for the display, the HTC U11+ sports a 6-inch display with a Quad-HD+ resolution, following the trend of most high-end flagship smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S8. Moreover, the smartphone is said to deliver 30% louder audio as compared to the U11. It measures 149.09 x 72.9 x 8.1mm and weighs 142 grams. Like the U11, the U11 Life also features a liquid surface design with acrylic glass.
Inside the HTC U11 Life's IP67 water resistant shell is a Snapdragon 630 processor that's paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The storage can be increased with a microSD card of up to 256GB. In the camera department, the U11 Life is equipped with 16MP rear and front cameras. The handset is fashioned from metal and glasss, and the body is IP68 water and dust proof too. The battery of the phone is 3,930mAh supported for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. The downside is that if you scrounge up a USB-C to 3.5mm dongle and swap in another set of headphones, all that extra sound enhancement goes away. HTC hasn't announced release dates for all regions as of now, but if you're in the United Kingdom, you can buy one starting November 20th for £699.
HTC announced its new flagship smartphone, the U11 Plus. It's this move on the software front that really moves this away from other HTC devices, which, since the HTC Hero in 2010, have been carrying HTC Sense over the top of Android. At least this one's coming to the US. While the latter is probably one of the best mid-range handsets we've seen this year, especially the Android One variant, the former is the one that could help HTC improve its sales. The colour still looks good, particularly the Sapphire Blue option, but it doesn't feel as luxurious or expensive. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and comes with excellent viewing angles. The smartphone comes with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage. It also offers 16-megapixels front camera with f/2.0 aperture, BSI sensor, and 1080p video recording. The smartphone comes with Amazon Alexa pre-installed alongside Google Assistant and will be exclusive to North America. There is also a 24-bit DAC chip present. Underneath it there's a fingerprint reader and capacitive buttons for back and app-switching. The phone was rumoured to be an Android One phone, but instead, shows that the phone will come with Android 7.1 Nougat with HTC's Sense skin. Started out as a BlackBerry addict until he bought HTC's Droid Eris and never looked back.
Both should be available this month.