HTC U11 Life Android One phone with 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 630, Edge Sense announced

HTC U11 Life

HTC just announced the U11 Life along with the U11+ just as expected. The U11 Life is part of the Google’s Android One program and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo, but HTC is also launching the U11 Life with HTC’s Sense software in North America.

The HTC U11 Life is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage on the base variant and 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage. The U11 Life with HTCs Sense U.I runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant pre-installed, but the company is promising Android 8.0 Oreo update before November 2017.

HTC U11 Life

Similar to the original U11, the U11 Life also lacks a 3.5mm audio jack, but the company is bundling USB Type-C headphones with active noise cancellation. It also features Edge sense technology which lets you launch apps or perform certain actions. The U11 Life is also rated at IP67 for water and dust resistance.

HTC U11 Life Specifications

  • 5.2-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels) Full HD Super LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform with Adreno 510 GPU
  • 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD
  • Android One 8.0 (Oreo) / HTC Sense U.I with Android 7.1 Nougat (USA), upgradeable to Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Nano SIM
  • 16MP rear camera with LED flash, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), BSI sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording
  • 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, BSI sensor, 1080p video recording
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 149.09 x 72.9 x 8.1mm; Weight: 142g
  • FM Radio, HTC USonic with Active Noise Cancellation, Hi-Res audio certified
  • Water and dust resistant (IP67)
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 & 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, USB-C 2.0
  • 2600mAh built-in battery with QuickCharge 3.0

The HTC U11 Life comes in Sapphire Blue and Brilliant Black colors. The Sense U.I version is priced at $349 (Rs. 22,560 approx.) for the base 3GB RAM with 32GB storage model and will be available on November 3rd, i.e., from tomorrow in the US exclusively through T-Mobile. The Android One model costs €395 (US$ 462 / Rs. 29,880 approx.) / £349 (US$ 460 / Rs. 29,740 approx.) for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage model in Europe and UK.