HTC U11 Life will be first Android One phone by HTC

Taiwanese phone-maker HTC is said to be releasing the HTC Ocean Life. Based on a tweet by custom ROM developer and trusted tipster LlabTooFeR, HTC will release the smartphone with a stock build of Android O along with its Sense 9.0 user interface.

HTC is expected to launch an Android One version of its unreleased HTC U11 Life, also known as Ocean Life. The smartphones will feature similar designs and specs, but the Android One model will come with Android stock on board.

None of the HTC apps will be included on the Android One variant of HTC U11 Life. Moreover, the smartphone will run Android Oreo with Sense 9.0_A1 UI on top.

The image shows the standard HTC U11 Life and the Android One model side by side. As everyone can see, they’re the same with the exception of the software that runs inside. Design-wise, the phones have a rather thick chin, but not everyone likes edge-to-edge screens these days, right?

The Ocean Life is supposed to be launched later this year as a mid-range smartphone. It’s said to feature a 5.2-inch full HD (1080p) display, a 16-megapixel rear-facing snap shooter and a no less impressive 16-megapixel camera in the front.

When it comes to hardware, HTC is expected to include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 CPU inside, along with 32GB expandable storage. There’s no word on the amount of RAM, but rumor has it the phone is IP67 rated and comes with HTC Usonic earbuds with active noise cancellation.

The focus will be on security, simplicity, and fast updates – exactly what the budget and mid-range segments need the most right now.

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