The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC will soon present its first model, the HTC U11 Life, which will come on the market as part of the Android One program with a standard Android version.
HTC is sending out press invites for a launch event but the company hasn’t revealed what they’ll be unveiling. Rumors suggest they will be announcing both the HTC U11 Plus as well as the U11 Life at the event.
The original rumor about HTC’s new Android One device said it would be a rebranded version of the U11 Life, but this new information claims that will not happen.
In fact, the device has already had most of its key specs leaked. However, there has been no word on its pricing and availability.
The complete spec sheet has been revealed as well, most of which is inline with what all has been already leaked. The info includes 5.2-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 630 SoC, and 3GB/32GB memory configuration.
The handset features a 16MP main camera with HDR and 4K support. The selfie camera is also 16MP. OS is said to be Oreo, and battery capacity is 2,600mAh.
Other key details the report confirms include NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C port, USonic headphones, IP67-certification for dust and water proofing, and home button-embedded fingerprint sensor. Color options for the phone include Sapphire Blue and Ice White.
Price details were also hinted at in the latest rumor, with Quandt speculating that the handset would go on sale for around 400 euros in Germany (~$472), and in two colors: Ice White and Sapphire Blue.
The prospect of a new HTC phone for under $500 with the latest version of stock Android (and almost guaranteed fast updates) sounds all right by me, and we should have more for you on the HTC U11 Life in the coming weeks.