HTC U11 Life Is the Company’s First Android One Phone and Comes With Decent All-Round Hardware and Attractive Features
With Xiaomi announcing its Android One phone called the Mi A1, the HTC U11 Life is an attempt from the company to enter into a new smartphone market by offering a phone that’s running stock Android and will receive timely security and software updates. The specifications are quite impressive for a device belonging to the Android One program, as you’ll soon find out.
HTC U11 Life Comes With a Snapdragon 630, a Decent-Sized Battery Capacity and Surprisingly, a Water-Resistance Rating
According to HTC leakster @LlabTooFeR, the HTC U11 Life has some pretty sweet specifications, and it might provide some foreshadowing that the company is looking to target a new segment in the smartphone market. The tweet’s details state that the phone will be armed with a Snapdragon 630 plus 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.
This is going to be for the highest configured model, but the base model will have 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. The device itself will have a 5.2-inch 1080p display and if the current flagship from the Taiwanese manufacturer did not have an OLED display, then do not expect this one to transition to a better technology either.
U11 Life (AndroidOne program)
RAM/ROM 3/32gb or 4/64gb
Edge Sense, USonic
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) October 3, 2017
There is a 16MP camera at the front and rear end and one of the most impressive things to watch out for the phone is its IP67-certification. Unfortunately, there is only a 2,600mAh battery underneath the hood but since Android One devices utilize fewer system resources because as they are running stock Android, you should get higher screen-on time when you purchase the handset.
The one thing that has pretty much killed the success of HTC is its terrible pricing strategy. If the company is able to nail the starting price of the HTC U11 Life, then we cannot see why it refuses to be a huge winner in the industry. Our guess is that the phone should not be priced more than $300 because it would defeat the purpose of possessing a device belonging to the Android One program.
What are your thoughts on the hardware of the U11 Life? Let us know down in the comments.
Source: Twitter (LlabTooFeR)