This time around, though, both devices have appeared in a full hands-on video before their release.
HTC is all set to launch this year's devices including a flagship HTC U11 Plus and a mid-range U11 Life smartphone on November 2. HTC has been teasing U11 Plus particularly as it is 100% flagship material. The phone last month was also spotted on Geekbench. Exactly how translucent, the translucent will be was up for discussion internally here at Ausdroid - at least it was until a video showing the phone, in the flesh as it were, showed up.
There are also some visible improvements that are not directly referenced in the video, however. Of course, it could get the Android Oreo upgrade sometime soon, but that still won't be stock Android as many hoped for. The U11 Life was supposed to be an Android One phone, but this doesn't seem to be the case. And this would mean that users will be able to take advantage of other added benefits, like Project Treble for better update support. As you can see in the images above, the HTC U11 Life is packing a fingerprint reader below its display, and around back there's a single camera.
However, the similarities end there. That said, there might be a different model headed to the U.S., one that will come with HTC's own Sense UI and, therefore, Android 7.1.1 only.
It's also a nod to the larger display size though; the HTC U11 Plus will feature a 6in 18:9 aspect ratio display keeping in trend with offerings from Samsung, LG, and Apple, amongst others. The phone could come with a 6-inch display and same HTC U11-like liquid surface design. We can expect the HTC U11+ to retail for something like $699 or $749 in the United States given the typical pricing disparity. The U11 Plus is said to have a €730 price tag in Europe. The video is in German but we can visually see how both devices look and we can thank Redditor dun3rd for translating the main points.
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