The Taiwanese consumer electronics company – HTC corporation which has its headquarters in Xindian District, New Taipei city Tiawan has just launched the HTC U11 Life a new and upgraded version of its last release the HTC U11. The HTC U11 life is almost the same or identical to its earlier version and namesake on first sight if one does not take clear observation of it but on having a side by side inspection of the devices in question, the differences become clear.
This newest release is a cost effective version of the HTC’s flagship product U11 selling for three hundred and forty nine dollars which is a significantly slopey reduction from U11’s six hundred and forty nine dollars. This is not to speak of a miracle because HTC found ways of cutting cost and production on just about every corner even though the final release appears to be quite the real deal and a good price.
The most notable difference is the reduced display, which came down from 5.5 inch Quad HD to 5.2 inches at 1080p, which is still pretty good and not disappointing at the price set except if a pay more than four hundred dollars was made. Another major beauty alteration made was the change from the extremely reflective glass finish to the now partly or not majorly reflective glass. Noting that these changes are reasonable cost reducing cuts.
A number of other differences with the specifications of the devices in question include: The reduction of the rear facing camera from 16 megapixels to 12 megapixels, the formerly dual LED flash now down to one and removal of optical image stabilization. But the front facing camera still remained at 16 megapixels and the device also is still finger print magnet. The Snapdragon 835 chip in the first HTC U11 is now down too to a middle Snapdragon 630. The battery also went down to 2,600 mAh from 3,000 mAh, the before now 64 Giga byte storage space and 4 Giga byte Random Access Memory are now 32 Giga byte storage space and 3 Giga byte Random Access Memory.
The position of the USB-C port and down-facing speaker have also been switched for certain reasons. It’s also worth noting that, as is the case with the standard U11, the headphone jack is gone here, which marks one of the first time a low cost target handset drops the earphone jack port. Up to now, that’s primarily been the realm of premium devices with the implicit understanding that people who can pay the price for a high-end flagship probably also have access to Bluetooth headphones.
Otherwise, you will get a lot of what you’d also have on the standard U11, including the Edge Sense, the squeezable sides that Google coopted for the Pixel 2. Though here, as with the U11, it can either trigger Google assistant or Alexa, instead of having to call them out by name.
Also added by HTC is the ability to use it to launch apps and activate features within them. The water/dust resistance is the same rating at IP67. The phone also ships with the company USonic earbuds, which feature built-in noise cancelling. The device comes loaded with Android Nougat meanwhile HTC plans to upgrade it to Oreo within a month (with an Android One version being made available in other markets).
HTC also said the intention here was to stagger release by about six months, in a bid to offer up a cheaper alternative as interest in the company’s latest flagship was naturally winding down. Interestingly, the company has also announced the six-inch U1+, although this one is not planned for sale in the United States. Worthy of is the the U11 Life is currently available online and will hit T-Mobile stores on November 3.