HTC has unveiled their new flagship devices
HTC has introduced the new U11+ and U11 life, although those with their heart set on the U11+ will have to wait until the 20th of November.
While the U11+ takes the screen size up a notch from it’s predecessor the original U11, at 6″, compared to 5.5″, the life boasts a more compact form at 5.2″. Both models feature water and dust resistance, curved edges and a fingerprint sensor but the back on the life model is acrylic while the plus model is glass for a more premium design. However, the largest difference in design between the two new models is the quality of the display. The Life features a 1080 x 1920 Super LCD display while the U11+ sports a QUAD HD+ (2880 x 1440 pixels, 18:9) display that could rival the Samsung Galaxy 8.
The IP68 rating on the U11+ is the highest you'll find on a phone. This means you can dunk it in more than one meter of water, worry free, although we don't recommend it. The U11+ also has BoomSound Hi-Fi Edition which the HTC has claimed is 30 percent louder than the U11 life, thanks to the additional space. The U11+ also packs a new battery, which offers a 30% increase in battery stamina compared to the previous U11. Alongside the Quad HD+ screen and faster processor, quite clearly, the U11+ spec's knock the life model out the park. However, for a budget smartphone, the U11 life does offer the latest version of Android, water and dust resistance (although a weaker version than the U11+) and a 16MP camera, which interestingly is higher in pixels than the U11+. It's worthing noting however that the U11 life features the 'purest form of Android' while the U11+ features Android 8.0 Oreo with HTC's Sense overlay. For life users, this does mean no bloatware and guaranteed updates.
The 'mini' U11
32GB of Storage & 3GB RAM or 64GB & 4GB RAM
- 5.2" Super LCD display
- 16MP front camera
- Android 8.0
- Octa-core Snapdragon 630 processor
- IP67 water & dust resistance
- 2,600mAh battery
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64GB of Storage & 4GB RAM
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- 6" Quad HD+ display
- 8MP front camera
- Android 8.0
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
- IP68 water & dust resistance
- 3,930mAh battery
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