We reported in July that HTC is working on a new mid-ranger smartphone codenamed as Ocean Life. Now, according to the latest report, the company will launch the smartphone later this year and it will be known as HTC U11 Life.
According to a report by Android Authority, the smartphone will sport a similar front panel that we have seen in the HTC U11. The publication has also shared a press render of the alleged smartphone, which shows the front panel. The leaked image shows that the smartphone might boast some minimal side bezels and there is a fingerprint sensor at the base. Up top, there will be a selfie camera along with earpiece and usual array of sensors, while at the right, one can see volume controls and power on/off button.
Interestingly, the smartphone will come loaded with company’s Edge Sense feature, which would be a welcome move. For those who are not aware, the Edge Sense feature basically allows users to interact with the edges of the smartphone. A simple squeeze will allow users to interact with the side panel that allows you to initiate actions like take photos, open Facebook, or launch any of your favourite apps.
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Moving on, the smartphone is reported to feature a 5.2-inch Full HD display and it will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 mobile platform, which contradicts the previous report that suggested a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. On the camera front, the device will sport a 16-megapixel Panorama selfie camera and a 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection auto focus (PDAF).
However, there is no information about the RAM, but it will be backed by a 32GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 2TB via micro SD card slot. Other than this, the HTC U11 Life will feature IP67 certification and it will come bundled with HTC USonic earbuds, which would also mean that it will ditch a traditional headphone jack. As for the availability is concerned, the phone will be sold through T-Mobile in the US. However, there is no information about the pricing and Indian launch.