A few weeks back, it was revealed that HTC’s upcoming U11 Life will be launched under Google’s Android One program, much like the Moto X4 Android One. Today, nearly the complete spec-sheet of the upcoming smartphone has been leaked online, courtesy of MaximusHD ROM developer and leakster @LlabTooFeR.
As suggested by previous rumors, the HTC U11 Life will feature a 5.2-inch sized display with 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution for a pixel density of 424 pixels per inch. Powering the U11 Life will be Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 630 octa-core SoC, which is a decent upgrade over the Snapdragon 625 chip that powers a vast majority of mid-range Android smartphones on the market today. In the memory department, the leakster has revealed that the smartphone will be offered in two versions. The first one will include 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of internal storage, while the other will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.
Moving on to imaging, the HTC U11 Life will sport 16-megapixel resolution sensors both at the rear as well as at the front. Keeping the lights on is going to be a 2600mAh capacity battery, which certainly sounds very disappointing. Going by the rest of the specs, we’re pretty sure the U11 Life will not be the most affordable smartphone out there. And when you pay a significant amount for a mid-range smartphone, you do expect great battery life as well. However, there is still some hope as the Snapdragon 630 is an efficient chipset and good software optimization could allow HTC to extract decent battery life.
While the core specifications will be more or less identical to other mid-range handsets already on sale, the U11 Life will offer a few unique features that it shares with the flagship U11. These include USonic audio, IP67 rating for water and dust resistance, as well as Edge Sense. In case you aren’t aware, the Edge Sense feature basically lets you perform various actions simply by squeezing the sides of the smartphone. So far, the feature has only been seen on the U11, so the U11 Life could be the second HTC smartphone to support the feature. In terms of software, the HTC U11 Life will be running on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out of the box, with a guarantee of swift software upgrades and zero bloatware.