HTC’s U11 Life Strips Things Down to a $349 Price


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HTC’s U11 Plus was just unveiled, and to go along with it is a much more mid-range-oriented option called the U11 Life. It only costs $349 and, unlike the U11 Plus, will be sold in the United States.

Specifically, the display has been reduced to a 5.2-inch 1080p 16:9 panel with a fingerprint scanner directly below. There’s also acrylic opposed to glass on the back and a plastic frame surrounding the sides to cut costs. Inside sits a Snapdragon 630 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. An upgraded version will include 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and will be sold exclusively in the US.

As for cameras, we’re looking at a 16MP rear shooter with a f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and 4K video capture. The selfie shooter is also 16MP. In the battery department, HTC is packing a 2600mAh which isn’t removable. The reason behind this is due to the device being rated at IP67 for water and dust resistance.


As some final tidbits, the U11 Life also includes a USB-C port, Bluetooth 5, NFC, Quick Charge 3.0, no headphone jack (why?), Edge Sense, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat with an upgrade to Oreo at the end of the month. According to HTC, the U11 Life will also be sold through the Android One program which will bring Oreo to users out of the box and more timely updates, similar to the Moto X4. However, this variant will be sold in every region the standard U11 Life will land beside the US.

T-Mobile will be the exclusive carrier of the U11 Life here in the States when it lands tomorrow, November 3rd. It’ll cost $349. The device can also be purchased unlocked from HTC’s website now.


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