HTC U11 Plus, Lite to release on November 2?
As HTC announced an event it has planned in Taiwan on November 2, rumors are rife that the company will launch the successor to the six-month-old U11 on that day. Though media invites confirm a U series smartphone launch, they haven't mentioned the HTC U11 Plus. There are guesses about other possible launches, including of the U11 Life, a smaller version of the U11.
The U11 was launched in India at Rs. 51,990. It came with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 16MP front camera, 12MP rear camera, and IP67 rating. The highlight was Edge Sense: it lets users squeeze the phone to make it perform specific operations. However, HTC opted out of a 18:9 bezel-less display, which has now become all too common.
In the last few days, there have been several leaks purportedly of the new U11 Plus. On this 6-inch phone, HTC has adopted the 18:9 bezel-less display, rumors say. The expected specifications include Snapdragon 835 SoC, RAM of up to 8GB, stereo speakers, and a 4000mAh battery. Cameras are expected to remain the same as U11. Looks wise, both phones look similar.
Meanwhile, the U11 Life is being hailed as a mini version of the U11. It is expected to feature a 5.2-inch display, Snapdragon 630 SoC, decent cameras, up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. It is estimated to be priced around Rs. 26,000.