HTC launches its first Android One device

HTC's U11+ is a squeezable big-screen wonder

HTC U11 and U11 Plus – What's New

The U11 plus will come with the latest Android 8.0 oreo with HTC Sense skin on the top of it. On the negative side of things, it does not offer support for the Moto Mods modular accessories.

HTC U11+ is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and would arrive with either 4GB or 6GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB of expandable storage, respectively.

There's optical image stabilization as well as electronic image stabilization (EIS), and there's also HDR Boost and a Pro mode that should allow you to take some great photos with the rear camera.

As reported by The Verge, HTC launched two new smartphones earlier this week, namely the U11 Life and the U11 Plus. So we would see half a dozen phones from the Taiwanese company for the future.

Edge Sense, the squeeze-to-use tech that's becoming all the rage in the smartphone world, is still an enviable feature. The new HTC middle-ranger also supports Cat.9 LTE in the U.S., with peak download speeds of 450Mbps and uploads up to 50Mbps.

Apart from the price and camera vague prediction, we can also state that the hardware configuration of the devices is going to be like a Christmas gift for fans in the first quarter of 2018. Users can now enjoy the top-notch features of HTC U11, albeit in a smaller package, for only $350.

The back camera is also the same as the U11, which is a 12 megapixel Ultra Pixel 3 sensor with f1.7 aperture and 1.4 μm pixels. Out of the box, you'll get Android 7.1 Nougat with Google's stock apps and interface. That means HTC has been able to include a 6-inch screen without increasing the body size too much. The smartphone is available in silver and black colours and its price tag in Europe will be 799 euros.

The unlocked Moto X4 can be grabbed for $329 from Amazon if you're a Prime member. We've also been hands on with both the devices, which you can read about below. The earbuds feature active noise cancellation and you can even tune them according to your hearing profile to get the best audio experience out of them. Google and HTC have customised the software here to add support for the U11's Edge Sense technology.

On the other hand, the Moto X4 has a larger battery, 3.5mm headphone jack, dual cameras and is cheaper if you're a Prime member.

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