HTC confirms that a new U-series smartphone is launching on November 2


A few days ago, HTC had sent out event invites to Taiwanese media for the official unveiling of its new smartphone. Now, the company’s global Twitter handle has affirmed the same. A new U series smartphone is set to launch on November 2. Speculations are rife that the brand could unveil the HTC U11 Plus at the event, while some believe that HTC might launch the HTC U11 life, the company’s first Android One smartphone.

As per some rumours and a benchmark listing, the HTC U11 Plus will come with a 6-inch Quad HD+ display (1440 x 2880 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio) with minimal bezels. The smartphone is supposed to be equipped with an octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB/128GB of on-board storage, similar to the HTC U11. Furthermore, rumours suggest that the phone could run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box with the latest version of the company’s Sense UI.

The HTC U11 Plus is also said to feature the same rear-facing camera configuration as the HTC U11: 12-megapixel sensor with dual-pixel autofocus, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, and 4K video recording. However, there could be a change in the resolution of the front-facing camera. The U11 Plus could come equipped with an 8-megapixel sensor instead of the 16-megapixel camera on the U11. The phone could be powered a 4000mAh battery, which is a significant step-up from the U11’s 3000mAh battery.

The HTC U11 Life, which is expected to be unveiled at the Taiwanese company’s upcoming event, could be an Android One smartphone. Rumours indicate that it could sport a 5.2-inch 1080p display, at least 3GB of RAM, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. and a 16-megapixel rear-facing snapper. Additionally, the reliable HTC tipster @LlabTooFeR has indicated that the U11 Life could come with Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. Moreover, the handset might be powered by a 2,600mAh battery cell.

If you’re excited about HTC’s upcoming smartphones, the U11 Plus and the U11 Life, you should stay tuned to us to find more on what HTC has to offer on November 2. Can HTC get back in the game even after it sold a thousand-strong smartphone engineering team to Google? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, or through Facebook and Twitter.

[Source: HTC]

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