The HTC U11 Life will be available in a “Brilliant Black” color option and be priced at €369, one industry insider recently said. The black color adds to the blue and white variants of the handset that were reported earlier this month.
The source also claims that the aforementioned price tag will be attached to the variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal flash storage, with the cost itself translating to $429 at the current exchange rate.
It’s likely that HTC will also offer a variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage but there’s still no available information regarding the pricing and availability of that model.
According to our source, the HTC U11 Life has a 5.2-inch Full HD display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution, which is installed under a cover made of resistant Gorilla Glass. As with all other current Android smartphones from HTC, a fingerprint reader sits below the display and also serves as a home button, while the usual illuminated hardware buttons for operating Android are located to the left and right of it. The arrangement at the lower end of the very wide “chin” on the HTC U11 Life is not particularly ergonomic.
Inside the unit is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Octacore SoChis service, which reaches a maximum clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz with its eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores. The chip allows the device to access the mobile Internet via LTE with up to 300 Mbps downstream. It is installed here together with three gigabytes of RAM and 32 GB of internal flash memory, which can be easily expanded by microSD card slot.
The HTC U11 Life has a 16-megapixel camera on the back, which comes with HDR support and the ability to record in RAW format.
A 2,600mAh battery is rumored to be found within the device which is likely to lack a headphone jack. However, the USonic headphones, the noise-canceling earbuds included with the HTC U11 compatible with USB Type-C, will likely also be bundled with the upcoming mid-ranger.
Unlike other HTC offerings, it is reported that the HTC U11 Life will not sport the Sense 9.0 UI that some of the manufacturer’s recent products have and will instead run stock Android 8.0 Oreo as part of Google’s Android One program, though another variant with the company’s software suite may also hit the market in the future.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) October 30, 2017