Aside from the HTC U11+, the Taiwanese company also unveiled a more budget-friendly offering, and it’s also an Android One device. From a distance, the HTC U11 Life is almost indistinguishable from the higher-end U11, but it does feature a more modest set of hardware.
Much like the U11, the U11 Life is IP67-rated, giving it dust and water resistance to an extent. On top of that, the latter also comes with the U11’s Edge Sense feature: squeezing the phone’s frame can launch apps or perform certain actions. Given the fact that the U11 Life is a mid-range smartphone, these features are pleasant surprises.
However, there are certain hardware of the U11 Life that reflect its budget-oriented price tag. Instead of the U11’s glass back, the Life has an acrylic rear panel; the metal frame has been swapped for painted plastic too.
Aside from that, other specifications of the U11 Life include a 5.2-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of expandable storage, as well as a 2,600mAh battery. In the camera department, the U11 Life is equipped with 16MP rear and front cameras.
For the global market, the HTC U11 Life is an Android One device running on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box; the North American market, on the other hand, will receive a different variant with HTC’s Sense software. The U11 Life retails at $349 (about RM1,475) in the US, and it still remains to be seen if the Android One device will be available in Malaysia.
(Source: The Verge)