HTC might be a little late to the party, but they finally made it. Meet the new HTC U11+, the company’s first entry into the bezel-less craze.
The HTC U11+ picks up from where the U11 left off. The two are pretty much the same, however, the U11+ now has a bigger and almost bezel-less display. It prompted for a slight design alteration and a slightly bigger space for a larger battery.
The screen is now up to 6-inches, from the 5.5-inches found on the U11. This has been a standard size for displays with an 18:9 aspect ratio. And to accommodate the extra tallness, the resolution is bumped up to 2880 x 1440.
And since the front of the device has been populated by the display, the fingerprint scanner has been relocated at the back. Meanwhile, the capacitive buttons are now on-screen. Also, the battery is now up to 3930mAh.
The device still runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, with an option between a 4GB/64GB or 6GB/128GB configuration. It also boasts HTC’s Edge Sense squeeze sensor and it will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo baked-in out of the box.
On the downside, the HTC U11+ has joined the likes of the iPhones and the new Pixel 2 in ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack.
HTC U11+ Specs
- Android 8.0 Oreo, HTC Sense
- Single/Dual SIM
- 6-inch QHD+ Super LCD display, 2880 x 1440 resolution, ~536ppi
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
- 4GB/6GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
- 8-megapixel front camera, 85-degree wide0angle, f/2.0
- 12-megapixel rear camera, UltraPixel, OIS, f/1.7, dual-LED flash
- HTC Edge Sense
- Fingerprint scanner
- IP68 water resistant
- 4G LTE, Cat. 15
- Bluetooth 5.0
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 158.5 x 74.9 x 8.5 mm
- Weight: 188g
- 3930 mAh non-removable battery, Qualcomm Quick CHarge 3.0
The HTC U11+ with the 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM will retail for GBP699 (around Php46,800) starting November 20th in the United Kingdom. Pricing and availability in the Philippines are yet to be announced.