HTC released the U11 Life alongside the U11+ on the 2nd November. The device offers either a stock Android version or HTC’s own custom Sense user interface.
The U11 Life is a solid mid range device and the first Android One device from the company. It offers most of the things that you’d normally find in a high-end device, but of course with a few sacrifices here and there.
It comes with a 5.2″ FHD IPS LCD panel with the traditional 16:9 aspect ratio. As you can see on the images, bezels are still present and very much alive, unlike on the U11+ that has much slimmer bezels on the top and on the bottom.
As you would expect, the fingerprint sensor can be found underneath the display just like on other HTC devices.
The U11 Life comes with the U11’s design that’s all glass on the back and metal all around. It’s also water and dust resistant with it’s own IP67 certificate.
It’s powered by the Snapdragon 630 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (only in North America). In other parts of the world, you’ll get the 4GB RAM option with 64GB of storage. As usual, MicroSD card slot is still here to expand your storage even further.
On the back, there’s a single 16MP lense with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus and a single LED flash. On the front however, there’s a 16MP lense with f/2.0 aperture that can record in 1080p too.
Other features included are Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, NO headphone jack and the USB-C port on the bottom. That’s not all, we are glad to see HTC including the Edge Sense (squeeze the side for extra functionality) feature on a mid-range device.
All of this is powered by a 2600 mAh battery, that on paper should last you a good day with average use.
The available colour options are: Brilliant Black, Sapphire Blue, Ice White
You can now purchase it in the US for $349 and in Canada for CAD 449.
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