HTC U11 Life, Android One smartphone announced

htc u11 life smartphone

HTC announced its latest smartphone, HTC U11 Life, which is the company’s first Android One device that is powered by the Google. The mobile runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. There is a small surprise though. The HTC is also launching the U11 Life smartphone with its HTC Sense UI in North America.

It is powered by a combination of Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC and 3 GB / 4 GB RAM. The U11 Life which comes with the Sense UI is based on the Android 7.1 (Nougat) out of the box. It comes with both Amazon Alexa and Google assistant. The company has promised to deliver Android 8.0 Oreo update before November 2017.

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The U11 Life boasts IP67 water and dust resistance feature. The mobile comes with Edge Sense technology which will let you launch apps or operate certain actions. There is no 3.5 mm audio jack and the HTC U11 Life is relying on the USB Type-C headphones with active noise cancellation.

Let us now have a detailed look at the specifications of HTC U11 Life.

HTC U11 Life specifications


The smartphone sports a 5.2-inch Full HD Super LCD display at a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.


It is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform with Adreno 510 GPU. The Android One version runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo) out of the box and the common version comes with HTC Sense UI which is based on Android 7.1 (Nougat) out of the box.


The device comes in 3 GB RAM and 4 GB RAM variants. While the former is equipped with 32 GB internal storage, the latter comes with 64 GB internal storage. The storage memory can be expanded to 2 TB using the microSD card.

HTC U11 Life smartphone


  • It has 16MP rear camera with LED flash, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), BSI sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording.
  • The front camera has a 16-MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, BSI sensor, 1080p video recording.

Connectivity and Sensors

The device is equipped with fingerprint sensor on board to provide an extra layer of security besides supporting 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 & 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, USB-C 2.0 and Nano SIM connectivity features.

Battery and Dimensions

The mobile packs 2600 mAh built-in battery with Quick Charge 3.0 charging technology and weighs 142 grams with 149.09 x 72.9 x 8.1mm size measurements.

Price and availability

  • HTC U11 Life will be available in Brilliant Black and Sapphire Blue colors at a price of $349 (Rs. 22,560 approx.) for the Sense UI variant with the 3 GB RAM.
  • The Android One variant of the HTC U11 Life is priced at €395 (US$ 462 / Rs. 29,880 approx.) / £349 (US$ 460 / Rs. 29,740 approx.) for the 4 GB RAM – 64 GB storage model in UK and rest of the Europe.

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