The Upcoming HTC U11 Life Leaks in Full, Courtesy of T-Mobile

The Upcoming HTC U11 Life Leaks in Full, Courtesy of T-Mobile

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HTC is now preparing for an event on Thursday, where they’ll announce new additions to the HTC U lineup. The star of the show will allegedly be the HTC U11+, which is pretty much a revision of the critically acclaimed HTC U11, swapping the 5.5″ 16:9 display for a bigger 6″ display with a beefier battery to match. But we’re also getting a midrange device: the HTC U11 Life, which will allegedly also be sold as an Android One device. T-Mobile has now told us all we need to know about the HTC U11 Life, which has accidentally popped up on their support website.

The T-Mobile support website pretty much confirms most of the rumors we’ve heard until now. We’re getting a Snapdragon 630 processor, which should provide plenty of horsepower for the average customer, coupled with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage with microSD expansion. Specwise, it’s identical to the Motorola Moto X4 (which also offers its own Android One flavor). However, similarities mostly end there.

While the Moto X4 features dual cameras on the back, the U11 Life has 16 MP sensors (single) on both the back and the front. A 3,000 mAh battery powers Motorola’s midrange device, while the HTC equivalent downgrades to a smaller – and rather lackluster – 2,600 mAh battery. However, there are some discrepancies with the rumored specs, mainly in the software. The phone, which is rumored to come with a clean stock build of Android 8.0 (as a part of the Android One program), seems to be instead powered by the same software as the U11: Android 7.1.1 with the Sense UI skin, as well as Amazon Alexa and Sense Companion as add-on voice assistants.

Now, this does not mean that’s the software that is going to run on all U11 Life devices. As it was the case with the Moto X4, we’ll could be seeing both a retail model with the stock software sold at retailers and carriers and an Android One model with the Google-supervised software sold exclusively through the Google Store/Project Fi. But, this does mean that those getting the retail model will be dealing with an arguably inferior software experience, as well as slower updates and very possibly a lower Android version (if the Android One model does come with Android Oreo after all) out of the box.

The support page was pulled just as quickly as it came online, but if you’d still like to have a look at it, you can check out an archived version here.


Via: Android Police