The HTC U11 Plus probably won't make it to Canada - or even to the US, but we do get the HTC U11 Life! For under $500 Canadian, this smartphone rocks many of the same features as the original U11 and is hard to ignore.
It looks just like the U11 and even comes in the same Sapphire Blue finish as the U11. It also feature's HTC's signature "Edge Sense" which launches apps and performs other functions with a squeeze applied to the edge of the device. An IP67 water and dust resistance rating is also shared with the more expensive original U11. If you're wondering why the U11 Life is so much cheaper; it is more compact, with a 5.2" display and a lower 1080p resolution, has an acrylic back panel rather than Corning Gorilla Glass 5, a 2600 mAh battery rather than 3000 mAh, and has smaller storage and RAM options; 32GB with 3GB RAM (and a US version with 64GB and 4GB RAM).
U11 Life launches today with Android 7.1 Nougat, but an Android 8.0 Oreo update is coming later this month.
Availability & Pricing:
HTC Canada | Available now!
- Full price $449.00
Canadian carrier pricing still TBA
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