Published: Sun, November 05, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Cory Rios

HTC U11 Plus: The Squeezable Smartphone

HTC U11 Plus: The Squeezable Smartphone

The HTC U11 shares nearly the same hardware as its predecessor, it is rocking the Snapdragon 835 processor paired up with 4 Gigabytes of RAM and 64 Gigabytes of internal storage, there is another model available with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. It packs a 12 MP primary camera and a BoomSound speaker which the manufacturer says is an improvement on previous models. The U11+ will run on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo and will feature the HTC Sense UI.

The squeezable frame that made the U11 stand out is back on HTC's newest device, allowing users to access a number of features by just squeezing.

The U11 Plus isn't alone either, as it launched alongside the HTC U11 Life, but we've put together a separate guide where you can learn everything about that phone. The latter, which is the enhanced version of HTC's previous flagship, is not yet expected to arrive in the US market anytime soon.

HTC's partnership with Google is old and long, it started as early as the very first Android Phone ever i.e. T-Mobile G1 (codenamed HTC Dream) launched which was manufactured by the Taiwanese giant and continued with Nexus One, Pixel, Pixel XL and more recently Pixel 2. The firm hit a very hard patch after its glory days in the early 2010s, but it can now take pride in a comprehensive, high-quality mobile offering. The U11 plus (U11 + as the company calls it) is an improved and enhanced version of its predecessor and not much has changed under the hood. We've also been hands on with both the devices, which you can read about below.

The U11 didn't bring a headphone jack and the U11 Plus has done the same. Did you buy the U11?

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The HTC U11+ sticks on to a single rear camera with 12MP resolution and also the 3.5mm headphone jack is absent as well. Like the other Android One devices such as Xiaomi A1 and Moto X4, the U11 Life will come with Google Assistant. The earbuds feature active noise cancellation and you can even tune them according to your hearing profile to get the best audio experience out of them.

The three color options for the HTC U11 Plus are: Amazing Silver, Ceramic Black and Translucent Black.

It will be available in the United Kingdom on 20th November for £699 and in Europe for €799.

HTC U11+ comes with 3,930mAh battery which supports "Quick Charge" 3.0 technology.

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