The HTC U+ Plus will be available to buy unlocked for £699 (Rs 59800 approx.) from November 20th in the United Kingdom and Euro 799 in Europe.
We'll test out battery life soon but for now HTC claims you'll get an extra two hours of video playback or web browsing compared to the HTC 10. Let us sift through the features, specifications and run you guys through the pricing to see how this phone will stack up against the competition.
Hands On HTC will have two new devices in the stores this month, and insists it has held onto a sizeable phone division, even after the reassignment of 2,000 HTC staff to the Chocolate Factory. So, yeah, the difference is quite obvious here.
The phone is 158.5 x 74.9 x 8.5mm, when the U11 was 153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9mm, so the phone isn't much bigger. The phone also has the fingerprint sensor.
The U11 Life is IP67 certified, but it does not have a 3.5mm headphone port and instead opts for a USB 2.0 Type-C connector for both charging and audio output.
The device comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels. The display is a Super LCD6 (1440x2880p) with Gorilla Glass 5. The primary camera has the same 12MP sensor as the original model sported. You do get 4K video recording report support and for those wondering, there is an 8MP shooter at the front.
For such a cheap phone, it's great to see the U11 Life supports 24-bit Hi-Res audio playback. The company says that the Sense version will be available in North America and will receive Android 8.0 Oreo update in 30 days. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The base model packs 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of internal storage, while there is also a higher variant of 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Both those versions also have a microSD slot. It supports HDR10 and yes it is similar to the display on the new Pixel 2 XL and the LG V30, except this is LCD. The squeeze feature is now a remapable button and can perform specific tasks depeneding on which app you're in.
The Edge Sense feature from the U11 retains its place with additional features. The reduced bezels mean that the fingerprint sensor that was originally located on the front of the U11 is now placed at the back of the device.