New HTC U11 Plus Is Bigger and Better, But Not US-Bound

HTC U11 Plus IS Google's Axed

It would go some way to explaining why the HTC U11 Plus looks VERY similar to the Pixel XL 2, as well as making a lot of logical sense from HTC's perspective. On the negative side of things, it does not offer support for the Moto Mods modular accessories.

There is hope that U11 Life will finally secure a place for HTC in the USA market.

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.

The front camera has been changed and now it is an 8 megapixel sensor instead of 16 megapixels to improve low light performance. Interestingly, the front-facing camera is staying put at 16MP. So we would see half a dozen phones from the Taiwanese company for the future.

Moving on to the U11 Life, the phone has inherited the Edge Sense pressure-sensitive frame from the U11 flagship, which lets users squeeze the phone to trigger an action. Today, we have a little more information on the volume of phones that HTC plans on rolling off the assembly line next year.

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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. Alexa is also on board of the new device. Out of the box, you'll get Android 7.1 Nougat with Google's stock apps and interface.

It will available in Translucent Black, Ceramic Black, and Amazing Silver beginning mid-December in select markets across the Middle East including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Since HTC's smartphone segment got acquired by Google, HTC will produce the upcoming Google smartphones.

The unlocked Moto X4 can be grabbed for $329 from Amazon if you're a Prime member. We will keep you updated if that plan changes, but for now HTC's official stance is it won't be bringing the U11 Plus to those in the US.

The battery has been upgraded from 3000 mAh to 3980 mAh and there are also two power saving modes available. The decision is up to you, but to recap the HTC U11 Life offers a sleek design, it's Cat.9 LTE compatible, comes with HTC USonic earbuds and includes the Edge Sense gimmick.

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