Squeezable HTC U11 Life is in Canada Today

November 2, 2017 by
 HTC U11 Life
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.

Key Features:

  • Edge Sense - A simple squeeze now lets you do more than ever before. Launching your camera is incredibly fast. Just pick up your phone and squeeze. Another squeeze and you’ve just captured a magical moment. No more fumbling for buttons or awkward hand positions. A squeeze also lets you switch easily and smoothly between the front and main cameras.

  • Amazing Photos in any Weather - With HTC U11 life’s weather resistant IP67 rated package, Edge Sense lets you snap great photos with a simple squeeze even when there is dust, rain or snow coming at you.

  • Powerful, Not Power Hungry - HTC U11 life powered by the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 mobile platform gives you the performance you’d expect from a top-notch mobile processor. Though it’s amazingly small at 14nm, it packs a powerful punch providing you crystal clear graphics, seamless streaming of hi-def movies or staying connected at ridiculously fast speeds on less battery power. 
  • A salute to the beauty of HTC U11  - A continuation of our liquid surface design philosophy. Inspired by the beauty and grace of glass, HTC U11 life incorporates an acrylic glass back surface that’s pleasing to the eye. The phone is crafted to impress using Optical Spectrum Hybrid Deposition. By layering highly-refractive precious minerals across the phone’s back cover, we’ve created stunningly vivid colors that transform light with every movement you make.
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Availability & Pricing: 

HTC Canada | Available now!
  • Full price $449.00 
Canadian carrier pricing still TBA

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